Nexen Tire America
Executive VP, Sales
Area of Expertise: Your Customers - Their Journey, Empathy & Storytelling, To Market - The New Business Plan
John has been the Executive Vice President of Sales for Nexen Tire America since December 2016. Prior to Nexen, he held several key roles including COO at Linglong Americas, and National VP of Sales for the United States at Kumho Tire USA.
John was Senior Director of Sales at Toyo Tires from 2009 to 2013. Toyo Tires USA is based in Cypress California with it's worldwide corporation located in Tokyo, Japan. His responsibilities included the development of ongoing sales with current customers, as well as creating new customer relations. He managed a sales team of 25, with 16 customer service employees and 5 miscellaneous sales positions.
Prior to Toyo, John worked for Pirelli Tire North America for 19 years, in various capacities. Pirelli Tire is a subsidiary of Pirelli Tire SPA located in Milan, Italy and is the 5th largest tire supplier worldwide. His most recent responsibility was VP of Original Equipment for North America, which he was in charge of for 9 years. He was responsible for the overall strategy for North America, including sales, fixed cost management, managing technical/quality resources, and logistical fulfillment. He worked directly with the purchasing personnel within Ford, GM and DaimlerChysler, while also overseeing sales for vehicle importers such as VW, Volvo, Mercedes, SAAB, etc.