Triangle Tire USA says Rick Phillips, vice president of sales, is leaving the company.
Phillips plans to start a consulting firm. He will be CEO and president of Disruptive Concepts Consulting based in San Antonio, Texas. The company is a franchise operation with Sandler Training, a global firm that provides sales, sales management and leadership programs for small- and mid-sized companies, as well as Fortune 500 organizations.
“Rick did a wonderful job in helping Triangle Tire USA establish relationships with key distributors and dealers as we move forward with building our consumer and commercial tire plant in North Carolina,” says Manny Cicero, CEO of Triangle Tire USA. “We wish him all the best with his new venture.”
Cicero says Phillips' departure will not slow the momentum as the company prepares for the opening of its U.S. tire manufacturing plant in Edgecombe County, N.C. The almost $580 million investment eventually will employ 800 people when its two factories are operational. The passenger tire facility is expected to produce its first tire in mid-2020. Mass production of passenger tires will come in late 2020 or early 2021, with an estimated full capacity of 5 million tires annually. Truck tire production is expected to come six months later, with an estimated full capacity of 1 million tires each year.
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