Hamaton Names Technical Support Specialist

Hamaton Inc. has named Nick Wheeker technical support specialist. He will help support Hamaton's technical support hotline and will carry out vehicle testing to make sure Hamaton's tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) coverage is current.

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Evans Named WorldBusiness Capital Senior Advisor

Anne Evans, CEO of Connecticut-based Universal Strategies Ltd. and former Director at the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration, has been appointed senior advisor at Hartford’s domestic and international commercial lending institution, WorldBusiness Capital Inc.

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Doster Will Replace Krcelic at TBC Brands

Marty Krcelic, president and COO of TBC Brands and executive vice president of TBC Corp., will retire on June 30 after nearly 21 years with TBC.  Succeeding Krcelic and leading TBC Brands is Geoff Doster as senior vice president of sales.

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Kumho Names Jung Global CEO and President

Il Taik Jung is the new CEO and president of Kumho Tire, the parent company of Kumho Tire USA Inc. Jung has held previous leadership positions at Kumho, including vice president of the tire manufacturer's research and development division.

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Barna to Become CEO of Yokohama Tire Corp.

Jeff Barna, president of Yokohama Tire Corp. (YTC), also will become the company's CEO on March 30. Shinichi Takimoto, whom Barna will replace as CEO of YTC, will remain chairman of the company, as well as president and CEO of Yokohama Corporation of North America.

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Former TBC Chairman and CEO Larry Day Dies

Former TBC Corp. President, CEO and Chairman Larry Day has died. Day, who joined TBC in 1998 and retired from the company in 2014, "led TBC to much success and growth during his tenure," says Erik Olsen, TBC's current president and CEO.

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