TGI appoints Wheeler to head North American sales team

Rick Wheeler

US-based independent tyre wholesaler Tire Group International (TGI) has appointed Rick Wheeler its vice-president of National Sales. In his role, Wheeler is responsible for sales, marketing, and customer service teams for the North American market.

“We are excited to welcome Rick to the winning team,” states Joaquin Gonzalez, president of Tire Group International. “He is an experienced industry executive that understands the independent tyre dealer and has earned their respect with is integrity and work ethic. Rick has 25 years of experience managing multinational brands, this will be invaluable to TGI as we continue to expand our presence in the US market.”

Prior to joining TGI in March, Wheeler spent more than two years at Kumho Tire USA as divisional sales director. Previous roles include executive positions in the consumer, commercial and wholesale tyre channels with Goodyear Tire & Rubber and Michelin.

“I am thrilled to join the TGI family at such an exciting time for the company,” said Wheeler. “I look forward to working with my colleagues to drive the company’s aggressive growth strategy.”

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