Watts USA Appoints New GM
A new general manager has been appointed to the Watts Tyre Group’s US operations. David R. Brown, a twenty-year tyre industry veteran, will in his new role with Watts USA oversee all aspects of the company’s business operations in the US market.
Prior to his appointment David Brown was the owner and president of Southern Industrial Tire of Central Florida and Southern Industrial Tire and Wheel. Watts believes that Brown’s knowledge of the industrial tyre market, both in the retail sector and with regards to dealer networks, will be a significant asset to the company at a time when it is working towards expanding its presence and operations in the US market.
Following Watts USA’s acquisition of DiPrima Tires’ industrial tyre division in March 2007 the company sees itself as well placed to continue this US market expansion, a step Watts views as one that will bring it closer to its goal of becoming the world’s leading tyre and wheel supplier to the materials handling industry.
Watts Tyre Group chief executive Jean-Paul Mindermann commented: “Our activities over the last 12 months in the USA demonstrate our commitment to become a leading player in this key market. We believe that with our product range, business philosophy and industry knowledge we offer a great proposition to customers.”