GPX Expands, Buys Starbright Tyre Factory in China
Bryan Ganz, president and co-CEO of GPX adds: “Starbright significantly expands GPX’s presence in the Asian market and allows us to directly service our growing international markets”. In addition to the acquisition of Starbright, GPX is pleased to announce the hiring of Phil FitzGerald as the managing director of the Hebei Starbright factory. FitzGerald will assume the responsibility of plant modernization and refurbishment with the goal of transforming the Starbright factory into a world-class production facility focused on the manufacture of work-tyres.
FitzGerald brings over 25 years of experience working in complex international manufacturing environments. His vast experience in the tyre industry was gained through 18 years of experience with the Goodyear and Bridgestone/Firestone tyre companies. “Phil brings with him a wealth of tyre manufacturing expertise and truly understands what it takes to transform an average factory into a world-class facility” remarked Bryan Ganz, President and Co-CEO of GPX.