Yokohama announced new management changes today. Former Exide and Michelin executive Stan Chandgie was named vice president of consumer sales. He replaces Larry Kull, who was named VP of sales and business operations.
“Stan Chandgie brings a wealth of sales and marketing strategy expertise to Yokohama, particularly in the tire industry,” said Jeff Barna, president of Yokohama. “He’s a dynamic senior executive with 20-plus years of global progressive experience in the manufacturing and distribution sectors, which is why he’s perfectly suited to lead our consumer sales division.”
Chandgie comes to Yokohama from Exide Technologies, where he served as vice president of sales and business transformation.
Prior to joining Exide, Chandgie spent 16 years at Michelin North America, where he held a variety of marketing and sales positions both international and domestic. He is credited with the development and successful launch of multiple product and service offers in the commercial and OTR sectors.
“Yokohama Tire is a class organization and I’m honored to be part of the team,” Chandgie said, who earned a Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, from Furman University. “It’s great to be back in the tire industry with such a strong, strategic company.”
About Yokohama Tire Corporation
Celebrating its 50th year in the U.S., Yokohama Tire Corporation is the North American manufacturing and marketing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., a global manufacturing and sales company of premium tires since 1917. Servicing an extensive sales network throughout the U.S., Yokohama Tire Corporation is a leader in technology and innovation. The company’s complete product line includes tires for high-performance, light truck, passenger car, commercial truck and bus, and off-the-road mining and construction applications. For more information on Yokohama’s broad product line, visit www.yokohamatire.com, www.yokohamatruck.com or www.yokohamaotr.com.
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