Samuel Choi will take over Kumho Tire USA Inc. as its next CEO. He succeeds Harry Choi, who is stepping down after six years leading the tire maker's U.S. operations.
On New Year's Day leadership of Chabill's Tire Service LLC will transition to the second generation. Elizabeth "Beth" Gowland Barron will take over as CEO, and her father, Charley Gowland, will retire.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has named Christopher Eperjesy as its next senior vice president and chief financial officer. He will replace Ginger Jones, who previously announced her retirement.
Troy Kline has added another region of the world to his responsibilities at Maxam Tire International Ltd. Kline will continue as president of Maxam in North America, but also will oversee the company's European operations.
Bridgestone Americas Inc. has added to its senior team. Rebecca Vest joins the company as senior vice president of procurement and strategic sourcing partnerships and Andrea Arrowsmith will serve as vice president of transformation initiatives and the enterprise project management office.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has named Darren Wells executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Vehicle Service Group (VSG) has named Kirk Dawson vice president and general manager – the Americas.
Larry Jeffries has been named chief executive officer of Tredroc Tire Services Inc. The former Bridgestone executive’s appointment is effective Oct. 1, 2018.
Leeds West Groups (LWG) has hired Peter Derschang to serve as chief financial officer and a member of the advisory board of directors.
Monro Inc. has added two executives to its leadership team. Jerry Alessia, who spent a dozen years working for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., will serve as senior vice president of tire merchandising.
B&J Rocket Sales AG has named Marcos Guzman CEO and president. He replaces Andreas Müller, who left the company after 15 years.
Alliance Tire Americas Inc. has named two new regional vice presidents of aftermarket sales.
Carlstar Group LLC has named Jacob Thomas as chief executive officer and board member, effective May 8, 2018.