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  • The Carlstar Group names Thom Clark
    Vice President of Original Equipment Sales

    Jul 13, 2015

    The Carlstar Group LLC™, a premier producer of specialty tires, wheels, and industrial belts, has hired Thom Clark as its Vice President of Original Equipment Sales and Emerging Market Development.

    Thom comes to The Carlstar Group having previously worked with the Michelin Group where he held positions as the Managing Director Mexico, Managing Director India and as a Commercial Director in North America.   


    “Thom has a unique industry experience in North America and International growth markets.  His experiences working together with executive leadership teams in building the most successful domestic and international sales organizations are well aligned to the Carlstar Group strategies.  He comes to Carlstar with more than 18 years of sales and industry experience and shares the companies ‘Customer First’ vision,” said John Salvatore, CEO of The Carlstar Group. 


    Thom earned his Bachelor of Science degree in literature from Kent State University and will be based out of the Cleveland, Ohio area. 



    About The Carlstar Group


    The Carlstar Group LLC (formerly CTP Transportation Products) is a leading producer of industrial belts, wheels, and specialty tires for agriculture, construction, industrial, outdoor power equipment, powersports, towables and trailers. The Carlstar Group offers a comprehensive line of  performance products for original equipment and aftermarket customers with a strong family of brands including Carlisle® belts, tires, and wheels, Ultimax® powersports belts, ITP® tires and wheels, as well as Cragar®, Black Rock® and Unique® automotive wheels. Products are made in ISO-registered manufacturing facilities, supported by innovative product development and a team focused on customer satisfaction. The Carlstar Group employs 4000 associates in 22 facilities located in five countries. Since 1917, a culture of converting great ideas into advanced products has created a legacy of excellence in product innovation, quality and customer service. Further information is available at