Tire Group International (TGI), a worldwide wholesale distributor of tires and one of the nation’s largest independent tire wholesalers, has tapped Rick Wheeler to serve in the newly created position of vice president of national sales. In his role, Wheeler will be responsible for sales, marketing and customer service teams for the North American market.
“We are excited to welcome Rick to the winning team,” said Joaquin Gonzalez, president of Tire Group International. “He is an experienced industry executive who understands the independent tire dealer and has earned their respect with his integrity and work ethic. Rick has 25 years of experience managing multinational brands. This will be invaluable to TGI as we continue to expand our presence in the U.S. market.”
Wheeler previously held various executive positions in the consumer, commercial and wholesale tire channels with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co, Michelin and most recently, Kumho Tire.
“I am thrilled to join the TGI family at such an exciting time for the company,” said Wheeler. “I look forward to working with my colleagues to drive the company’s aggressive growth strategy.”