Yokohama Tire Names New Technical Service Director | Construction News

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Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) has named Tom Kenny, a 33-year tire industry veteran to take over for the recently retired Dan Guiney as its director of technical service. Guiney retired after 43 years in the tire business, the last 13 with Yokohama.

During his time at YTC, Guiney held leadership assignments in all aspects of customer technical support.  He also served as chairman of the RMA Tire Policy Committee, and represented Yokohama on the Tire and Rim Board of Trustees and the Tire Society. Kenny has also assumed those responsibilities.

“I’m eager to represent Yokohama within industry organizations,” said Kenny, “and will work diligently to maintain YTC’s stellar reputation for top-quality and safety in all of our tires.”

Kenny, who has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Ohio Northern University, previously worked for companies such as Cooper, Continental, and Hankook, where he was vice president of R&D. His responsibilities at Yokohama include technical engineering and service support for all products.