Nokian Tyres Inc. has hired Stephen DeCastro to lead financial operations in North America. He will serve as the company's head of finance and controlling for the Americas. DeCastro joins the Nokian staff in Nashville, Tenn., from Dover Corp. in Chattanooga, Tenn., where he served as senior corporate finance director for three years. He previously worked in a variety of capacities at Procter & Gamble, most recently as senior manager of global IT finance at the company's Cincinnati, Ohio, headquarters. He will oversee financial administration and planning in the Americas region, and will work alongside senior management to analyze and organize financial operations.
Mark Earl, Nokian's senior vice president for the Americas, says DeCastro's “experience will help us build scalable financial systems that will support our growth.”