TransPacific Tire & Wheel appoints four

June 1, 2005

TransPacific Tire & Wheel Inc., based in City of Industry, Calif., is announcing a number of personnel appointments. They are:

* Thomas McNamara, director of marketing. McNamara, a longtime industry veteran, has held executive positions with Michelin North America Inc., Sumitomo Tire and Marangoni Tyre.

* William Estupinan, technical sales manager. Estupinan brings an extensive product and technical background to TransPacific Tire & Wheel. He has held international positions with Mitsui & Co. and Bridgestone/Firestone.

* John Hull, director of sales/Central Division. Hull previously managed commercial tire dealerships in Bridgestone/Firestone's Cobre/GCR Tire Centers division.

* Chris Tolbert, special projects manager. Tolbert has been involved in training with Bridgestone/Firestone. He also has commercial tire and retreading experience.

"We are excited to welcome Tom, William, John and Chris to the TransPacific Tire & Wheel sales and marketing team," says Vic DeIorio, vice president of sales and marketing.

"Their experience and expertise in the industry will allow us to enhance our service level to our customers by providing improved communication and information with an intense focus on our existing dealer base. In turn, we will be better positioned to take advantage of opportunities in the North American marketplace."

TransPacific Tire & Wheel markets a complete line of passenger, high performance, light truck and medium truck tires in North America.