BKT USA names new president
Carl Casalbore has been appointed president of BKT Tires USA, effective 6 May. He replaces Rami Bitran. He is based at the company’s US headquarters in Akron, Ohio and joins BKT from Zafco/ZTI Tires, where he served as vice-president of sales. Casalbore has worked in the tyre industry for more than 30 years and also has sales executive posts with Armstrong Tire, Pirelli Tire North America, Cooper Tire & Rubber and Continental Tire the Americas.
Upon making the announcement, Arvind Poddar, chairman and managing director of parent company Balkrishna Industries Ltd., said Casalbore’s appointment completes the restructuring of BKT Tires USA.