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Yokohama Appoints New Senior Director of Supply Chain, Logistics

THE SHOPYokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) has promoted Ray Polentz to the position of senior director of supply chain and logistics, the company announced. Polentz will report to Yokohama President and CEO Jeff Barna.

“Ray has been instrumental in helping us negotiate through the difficult and complex supply chain issues facing the industry,” said Barna. “His experience in all aspects of logistics – operations management, freight, transportation and warehouse operations – has made him a major asset to the company.”

Polentz, who works out of YTC headquarters in Santa Ana, California, joined Yokohama in October 2017 as regional distribution center manager. He was promoted to director of distribution operations in July 2018. Before joining Yokohama, Polentz had 15-plus years of supply chain and logistics experience. Previously he held senior positions at JCPenney, as well as Stein Mart in both operational and transportation roles, the company said.

Prior to his supply chain and logistics career, Polentz served in the U.S. Army and was a police officer. Currently, he is pursuing a Master’s degree in Global Supply Chain Management at Purdue University.

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