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Giti Tire Management: Poised to Deliver Optimum Service to North American Customers


GITI Tire (USA) Ltd. has announced a reorganization of its senior management team to capitalize on its rapid growth and take full advantage of its expansion plans in North America.

Armand Allaire, who joined Giti Tire (USA) last December as vice president of marketing, has been promoted to executive vice president of sales and marketing.

Longtime Giti Tire executive Tom McNamara has been named executive vice president of business development. Mr. McNamara had been serving as executive vice president of sales and marketing.

Sylvia Soerijadi will continue in her role as chief financial officer. Julianto Djajadi will also continue in his role as executive vice president of business operations and will report to Dr. Enki Tan, executive chairman of Giti Tire Group, as will Ms. Soerijadi, Mr. Allaire and Mr. McNamara.

Veteran commercial tire marketer Patrick Gunn has joined the company as director of sales and marketing, commercial tires. Mr. Gunn has extensive experience in the sales and marketing of medium/heavy truck tires, as well as off-highway tires and retreading operations.

“We have introduced many outstanding products and have had much success in the North American marketplace, but our journey has just started,” Dr. Tan said. “With our new organizational structure, we have all the conditions in place to deliver the best value proposition to our customers, to continue to grow responsibly and build a world-class company and culture for Giti’s long-term success in North America.”

Giti Tire Group has been in the tire business since 1951, and is ranked 10th globally by Tyre Press. Giti Tire operates eight manufacturing plants, produces a broad range of tire products and markets to customers in more than 100 countries worldwide.

Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. is the sales, marketing, and distribution company for North America. It markets and sells a family of brands: GT Radial, Primewell, Dextero, and Runway tires for high performance vehicles, passenger, SUV, light truck and medium truck through national retailers, independent retailers and distributors across the United States and Canada. For more information on GT Radial, visit

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