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The Wheel Group Names New CEO After Founder Retires


The Wheel Group Holdings (TWG) has announced several changes to the leadership of its organization. The changes in leadership are part of a strategic plan to continue the growth and advancement of the company as a valued industry leader, according to TWG, which serves as a global aftermarket wheel, tire and automotive accessory supplier.

Philip “Billy” Young will retire as CEO of TWG. Young founded the company nearly 20 years ago and has catapulted the company to one of the most prominent and respected organizations in the automotive aftermarket, according to the company. With a diverse sourcing background and understanding of Asian manufacturing and supply, it became Young’s vision to create a truly global company that would deliver high-quality products with a just-in-time distribution model worldwide. Young will remain with the organization and serve as chairman of its board of directors.

David Williams has been named the new CEO. Williams has been with TWG for 17 years and most recently served as president of the organization. His background in sales, strategy and planning along with regional wholesale distribution gives him a solid foundation in all areas of the business, according to the company. Williams will be instrumental to the growth and development of the company and as it increases market share and its brand portfolio.

Paul Yang has been promoted to the role of chief operating officer. He has been with TWG for 14 years, most recently in the role of executive vice president. Yang has led the finance and operations areas of the company for over a decade and will expand his role to include emerging technologies as it applies to streamlined efficiencies throughout all operational aspects of the organization.

TWG is based in Ontario, California. TWG brands include Ion Alloys, Mayhem Wheels, Cali Off-Road Wheels, Touren Wheels, Mazzi Wheels, Dirty Life Race Wheels, AMP Tires, MAX Sensor TPMS, Body Armor 4x4, Mr. Lugnut Wheel Accessories, Metal Lugz Spike Lugnuts and RHI Automotive.

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