Toyo Tire U.S.A. Names Thomas Next President, CEO

April 26, 2021

Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has named John Thomas its next president and CEO. He will replace Roy Bromfield, who will retire in July 2021.

"Thomas brings more than 30 years of automotive experience to the role, including extensive knowledge of the North American OEM and aftermarket landscape," say Toyo officials. 

In his most recent role, Thomas served as president and CEO of Webasto Charging Systems Inc., which is based in Monrovia, Calif.

Thomas will report to Tatsuo Mitsuhata, chairman of Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.'s board.

“I am pleased to welcome John Thomas as the president and CEO of Toyo Tires in America,” says Mitsuhata. “With his experience in leading dynamic, growing companies, as well as his experience in (electric vehicles), I am confident John is the right person for this critical role in our most significant market.

"He will continue our aggressive USA growth plans, while maintaining the culture within the company and the commitment to our tire dealers that make Toyo Tires so special.”

All departments at Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. - including sales, finance, pricing and planning, marketing, and product planning and technical services - will report directly to Thomas.

“I am thrilled to join the elite team at Toyo Tires and drive further advancements of our core business, culture, customer service and industry reputation,” says Thomas.  

“Toyo Tires has created a strong brand that enables us and our partners to uniquely position ourselves in the market.  My commitment is to build on this tradition of excellence, bringing innovative solutions that ultimately set our channel partners and the Toyo Tires team on a course of continued growth and success.”

Bromfield, who joined Toyo nearly nine years ago, will serve as an advisor to the company through at least the end of 2021, according to Toyo officials.