Conrad Galamgam has been named VP, product planning & technical services. Jared Norman has also been promoted.
“Intellectual property rights protect Toyo’s substantial investments in the research and development of our tires,” said Iori Suzuki, chairman, president and CEO of Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc. “As we have said before, Toyo will continue to relentlessly and unwaveringly pursue those who violate our rights.”
Toyo has also decided to install production equipment in the remaining half of the space in a new fifth-phase building at TNA that was expanded at the end of last year in order to further strengthen production capacity of pickup truck and large SUV tires.
Submissions are due no later than 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific time on Sunday, July 7.
Suzuki will continue in his role as corporate officer of the company. He succeeds James Hawk, CEO of Toyo Automotive Parts (USA) Inc., and chairman of Toyo Tire North America OE Sales LLC.
Two prizes will be awarded: a “Best Toyo Tires SEMA Car Build” and a “Best Toyo Tires SEMA Truck/SUV Build.” Each winner will receive $5,000, a Toyo Tires trophy and will be featured on Toyo Tires’ social channels.
Prizes for the contest include a Hawaiian vacation, a magazine feature and more.
As part of that long-standing partnership program, Toyo Tires and NASA have announced the official 2018 Toyo Tires Contingency Support Program.
The three-year partnership includes Toyo Tires signage inside Pauley Pavilion and at the Rose Bowl Stadium as well as on-site activation at select events.
The winner and a guest will attend an exclusive event supported by Microsoft and Hoonigan at The Petersen Museum to watch the world premiere of “Climbkhana,” an action-filled video starring Ken Block piloting his “Hoonicorn RTR V2” Ford Mustang up Colorado’s 14,115-foot Pike’s Peak.