Tire Group International Bigger, Better and Stronger


January 13, 2014 (Miami, Florida). TGI is pleased to announce its targeted hires for the international and domestic sales teams. The international team would like to welcome Nelson Garces, as Manager – Off Highway Division and he will lead TGI’s OTR sales initiatives throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.


Nelson holds a Bachelors in Business Administration and brings over 10 years of OTR experience having been an integral part of positioning the Michelin brand throughout the region. Luis Betancur joins TGI as a Territory Manager and will lead our sales efforts for Colombia, Paraguay and Uruguay. Luis holds a Bachelors in Business Administration and brings over 19 years of tire-industry experience.

The domestic team is proud to welcome Perry May in the capacity of Manager for TGI’s Off Highway Division. Perry will spearhead TGI’s Astro Solid line launch for the North America market. Mr. May brings over 37 years of tire-industry experience having worked as Vice President of Sales for various manufactures throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

With the additions of Nelson, Luis and Perry we have started 2014 with a significant amount of momentum as they have already made an impact to TGI’s “Winning Team”. We are very HAPPY to have these gentlemen join the TGI Family as it once again demonstrates our commitment of hiring brilliant and experienced industry professionals which will only insure that TGI will continue to offer world-class service to our customers. Our team is getting bigger, better and stronger”, said Joaquin Gonzalez Jr., Chief Marketing Officer of Tire Group International.



Enhanced by its partnership with Transportation Resources Partners (TRP) and its affiliates, the Penske Corporation (penske.com) and McLarty Associates (maglobal.com), a leading international strategic advisory firm, Tire Group International, LLC (www.tiregroup.com) has positioned itself as one of the leading organizations in the worldwide wholesale distribution of tires as well as 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 house brands; Astro, Cosmo, Industar, Luna, Orion and Duramas; and represents many other manufacturers including MRF, Bridgestone, Cooper, Goodyear, Sumitomo, Kenda, Mickey Thompson, etc. 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.