RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif.—Kumho Tire U.S.A. added three to its sales force.
The company appointed John Hagan to national sales vice president, Kirk Papazian as vice president of sales for the western division and Stephen Clave to vice president of sales for the eastern division.
Hagan will lead Kumho's sales team. He brings 20 years of industry experience and was most recently responsible for sales in passenger, light truck and commercial tires for Toyo Tires' U.S. market. He fills a position vacated recently by Armand Allaire, who left Kumho to become vice president of marketing for Giti Tire USA Ltd., the North American distribution arm of China's GITI Tire Pte. Ltd.
Papazian was formerly salres director for American Tire Distributors/Tire Pros. Prior to his time with ATD, Papazian was vice president of sales, western zone manager, for Am-Pac Tire Distributors. He joined Kumho in September, 2013.
Clave has 15 years of tire industry experience in sales and marketing, including 12 years with Pirelli. He was most recently with American Tire Distributors and joined Kumho in November, 2013.