Carlstar Group

John Salvatore

Nashville, Tennessee — Recently renamed Carlstar Group LLC has appointed John Salvatore, a retired executive with BASF Construction Chemicals, as CEO.

He succeeds Kevin Forster, who will remain on the board of directors and continue as a senior adviser to Carlstar’s owner, American Industrial Partners.

Carlstar is the new name for CTP Transportation Products LLC, producer of Carlisle-brand of industrial belts, wheels and specialty tires for agriculture, construction, industry, outdoor power equipment, powersports, towables and trailers.

Salvatore brings 33 years of executive experience in the industrial sector as well as some familiarity with Carlstar, having been on the board of directors since mid-2014.

Salvatore retired two years ago as head of BASF Construction Chemicals Americas, where he was responsible for a business approaching $1 billion in annual sales. He also has experience with Evonik Degussa Corp. and Harris Speciality Chemicals, among others, Carlstar said.

Carlstar’s product lines include Carlisle and ITP brand tires, Cragar, Black Rock, ITP and Unique brand wheels and Carlisle