TOYO TIRE HOLDINGS OF AMERICAS INC.

JIM HAWK, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc. 
Chairman, Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc. / Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc.
President, Toyo Tire North America OE Sales LLC

Jim Hawk is a tire industry veteran with over 40 years of experience. He serves as both the chairman of Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc. (TTHA) and Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc. (TNA); and is president of Toyo Tire North America OE Sales LLC. Subsidiaries under TTHA include Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. (TTC), Toyo Tire Canada Inc. (TCI), Nitto Tire USA Inc. (NTU), Nitto Tire Canada Inc. (NCI), Toyo Tire North America OE Sales LLC (TNOE), and TNA.

Mr. Hawk joined Toyo Tires in 2004 to oversee planning and then management of the state-of-the-art TNA manufacturing facility located in White, GA. The TNA facility began operation in 2005 and features a proprietary automated production system called A.T.O.M. (Advanced Tire Operation Module). In 2009, TNA was named Georgia Manufacturer of the Year by the State of Georgia. By 2014, the plant reached a milestone by achieving a total production of 20,000,000 tires. With the completion of a Phase IV expansion in 2015 the facility has more than tripled in size, growing to meet the increasing demand for Toyo Tires® and Nitto® brand premium light truck and passenger car tires in North America.

Mr. Hawk was also appointed corporate officer of Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd. in Osaka, Japan in 2008. With this appointment, he became the first non-Japanese corporate officer to serve since the company was founded in 1945.

He was named ‘Rubber Industry Executive of the Year’ by Rubber & Plastics News in 2013. This prestigious award is given to an executive in the North American rubber product industry who has led his or her company to success and helped further the industry.

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