TGI has appointed Luis Torres as its new V.P. of International Program Sales


Luis TorresNovember 26st, 2012 (Miami, Florida).  Tire Group International is pleased to announce another targeted new hire for its international sales team.

Tire Group International, LLC has appointed Luis Torres as its new Vice President of International Program Sales. With over 25 years in the tire industry, Mr. Torres brings a vast amount of experience in all tire segments, with particular emphasis on agricultural, industrial and OTR.

Mr. Torres previously held the position of Director of Export Sales at Hercules Tires International and most recently worked with the Alliance Tire Group as its Export Sales Manager. “TGI represents a great opportunity for me to continue growing and further develop my international sales and marketing expertise.

I’m very excited with this opportunity and I’m looking forward to contributing to the success of Tire Group International”, Torres said. Joaquin Gonzalez Jr., Chief Marketing Officer, added, “Having Luis Torres as an addition to the team enhances TGI’s commitment to grow the agricultural, industrial and OTR segments”.

Enhanced by its partnership with Transportation Resources Partners (TRP) and its affiliates the Penske Corporation ( and McLarty Associates ( a leading international strategic advisory firm, Tire Group International, LLC ( has positioned itself as one of the leading organizations in the worldwide wholesale distribution of tires and South Florida’s largest independent tire wholesaler. TGI carries over 40 brands of tires, covering the entire spectrum of the tire industry. TGI also distributes its own private labels Astro, Cosmo, Industar, Luna and Orion; and represents many other brands including MRF, Cooper, Mastercraft, Sumitomo, GT, Geostar, Geotrac, Milestar, Kenda and Mickey Thompson. TGI also carries several brands of tubes and various lines of automotive products. Besides TGI’s large inventory, it also has access to literally, millions of tires worldwide, ready for direct shipment to any destination. For more information please visit our website at