CYPRESS, Calif. (Nov. 2, 2009)—Dave Taylor, vice president of technical services for Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp., has retired after 23 years with the company.
During his tenure, Taylor played a key role in the pioneering of niche sizes and products such as the Toyo Open Country M/T light truck and Proxes S/T passenger tires. The tire maker said his list of accomplishments also includes restructuring the product development system and mentoring many young engineers.
“We thank Dave for 23 years of dedicated service to Toyo Tires and we wish him well in his retirement,” said Yasushi Takagi, president of Toyo. “He will be missed very much by everyone in the organization.”