COLUMBUS, Ohio—American Kenda Rubber Industrial Co. Ltd.'s Kenda Tires has hired Tom Williams as vice president of engineering.
Williams spent time with Firestone, General Tire and Hankook and brings 30 years of experience. Kenda said his first job will be to expand research and development activity in Taiwan with the addition of a new research and development center.
He will also develop a research and development center in Akron, which the firm said will assist with North American testing and product development across all categories.
“Kenda is looking to take the next step in the tire industry, and we're excited about the hiring of Tom and the experience he brings,” Kenda President Jimmy Yang said. “This is just step one of an aggressive short term goal to further the quality and value Kenda products brings to the marketplace.”
American Kenda is a subsidiary of Kenda Rubber Industrial Co.