ERJ staff report (PR)
Akron, Ohio – James Hawk, a 40-year veteran of the tire industry, will deliver the keynote address at the 2014 ITEC Tire Manufacturing Conference, being held 9-11 September in Akron, Ohio.
He is chairman of Toyo Tire Holdings America Inc., and president of Toyo Tire North America, Toyo's U.S. manufacturing company in White, Georgia.
Hawk joined Toyo in 2004 as vice president of operations and plant general manager of Toyo’s ‘advanced tire operation module’ (ATOM) facility – a hands-free production process.
His career also includes engineering and production management positions at General Tire, Continental General, GTY Tire Co. and Yokohama Tire Corp.
Most recently, Hawk was named Rubber & Plastics News’ 2013 Rubber Industry Executive of the Year.