FAIRLAWN, Ohio—Carl Casalbore, president of BKT Tires USA Inc. since May 2013, has left the company “to pursue other career goals.”
BKT has named Minoo Mehta, vice president of agricultural tire sales for BKT since last August, to succeed him.
Casalbore joined BKT from Zafco International L.L.C., the Doral, Fla.-based subsidiary of international tire distributor Zafco Trading L.L.C.
He has broad industry experience in a career spanning more than 30 years with a number of companies, including Barron's Wholesale Tire Inc. and Continental Tires the Americas L.L.C.
In announcing the change, BKT said Mehta will take over Casalbore's responsibilities, including securing growth in the U.S. replacement and OE markets.
BKT Tires USA is a subsidiary of India's Balkrishna Industries Ltd.
The Fairlawn office's responsibilities cover primarily BKT's agricultural and industrial product lines; BKT opened a separate office last year in Brentwood, Tenn., to handle the company's OTR segment products—tires larger than 33 inches in rim diameter.