Titan Makes Two Executive Management Appointments
Two changes to Titan International’s executive management team have been announced by the company’s board of directors. Kent W. Hackamack, vice president of finance and treasurer, has been named executive vice president of corporate development. Hackamack, who joined Titan in 1994 as corporate controller, was appointed vice president of finance and treasurer in 1996. He is a certified public accountant and holds two degrees from Northeast Missouri State University in accounting and computer science. "Titan has been in various negotiations to increase its worldwide footprint in agricultural and mining wheels and tyres. Kent's experience will help us achieve those goals," said chairman and CEO Maurice M. Taylor Jr.
The board of directors also announced that Paul G. Reitz has joined the company as chief financial officer. Reitz brings over 15 years experience of leading finance and accounting departments for publicly traded corporations including public accounting experience. He began his career in the mid-1990s with Deloitte and Touche LLP. He then became controller for McLeodUSA Publishing and Yellow Book USA Inc. “I am very pleased that Paul is joining the Titan team,” said Taylor. “Paul’s experience with publicly traded corporations and public accounting experience will assist Titan as we continue to expand our business.”
Reitz’s most recent appointment was as assistant vice president and chief accounting officer at Carmike Cinemas, Inc., a $500 million in sales NASDAQ traded company. Reitz is a certified public accountant with a Master’s of Business Administration degree from the University of Iowa. At Titan, Reitz will oversee the company’s accounting and financial matters.