Sumitomo Rubber North America, a subsidiary of Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd., a tire manufacturer, recently announced leadership updates. Who has a new role? Work Truck has the updates.
Cliff Stewart was promoted to Director of Commercial Truck Tires and Carlos Arguello has been named National Sales Manager (East) for Commercial Truck tires. In addition, Sam Williams was named Commercial truck Tire National Sales Manager for the west later in the month.
Stewart has over 22 years of experience in the automotive industry, holding positions in business development, marketing, and sales & purchasing. He has spent 18 of those years in the tire industry, including the past eight years with SRNA.
“I’ve been focused on our Original Equipment business since 2016, so I’m excited to learn a totally different part of the business,” Stewart said. “With over two decades of experience in the automotive world, I’m confident in my ability to learn quickly and to ensure our commercial truck business continues to grow as we move into 2024.”
Arguello has been with SRNA for over 15 years, working in corporate retail, regional and national wholesale, and international sales in the Caribbean and Mexico. Most recently, Arguello worked as a Strategic Account Manager. Prior to joining SRNA, Arguello earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from Florida International University.
“This is a great opportunity to learn and contribute to our commercial truck side of the business,” Arguello said. “My past experiences with managing teams and experience selling our different brands and channels have helped me understand and implement strategies on increasing revenue and market share.”
Williams has spent more than 30 years working in the automotive aftermarket industry, with experience in sales, store management, multi-unit management, business development, marketing, operations, buying, merchandising, strategic planning, and vendor relations. Williams has been with SRNA since 2016, most recently working as a Senior Strategic Account Manager.
“With over three decades under my belt, I’m no stranger to supporting automotive aftermarket customers,” said Williams. “My experience growing revenue profitably with several retailers, in addition to managing relationships for corporate and national accounts, gives me confidence as I enter this new role.”