Yokohama Tire Promotes Two Executives

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SANTA ANA, CA. – (June 23, 2021) – Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) President & CEO Jeff Barna announced two new management changes effective July 1. Stan Chandgie was promoted from vice president of consumer sales to executive vice president of sales & support; and Heather Adelman, director of strategic accounts, consumer sales, was named vice president of consumer replacement sales.

In his new role, Chandgie, who will report to Barna, will lead YTC's consumer replacement and TBS/commercial sales groups along with Yokohama's sales support functions.

Prior to joining Yokohama in 2019, Chandgie held executive sales, marketing and service roles at Michelin and Exide Technologies. “Stan’s deep connections to our customers, his commitment to excellence in all we do, lead by example style, high energy and positivity all contribute to him being well-rounded and more than capable,” Barna said. “I am excited for Stan, and equally excited for YTC, to see the achievements he and his team will deliver on behalf of YTC.”

Adelman, who has been with Yokohama since 2008, has extensive experience in the tire industry, including eight years with Continental. She will report to Chandgie. “Heather has held multiple strategic and leadership positions on the consumer replacement team and has worked closely with many of Yokohama's top accounts,” Barna said. “She has, and will continue, to play a key role in the design and execution of our strategic sales vision. Her incredible work ethic and endless determination to support her colleagues and customers, makes her the perfect fit to successfully lead YTC's consumer sales team into the future.”

About Yokohama Tire Corporation

Yokohama Tire Corporation is the North American manufacturing and marketing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., a global manufacturing and sales company of premium tires since 1917. Servicing an extensive sales network throughout the U.S., Yokohama Tire Corporation is a leader in technology and innovation. The company’s complete product line includes tires for high-performance, light truck, passenger car, commercial truck and bus, and off-the-road mining and construction applications. For more information on Yokohama’s broad product line, visit, or

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