Titan International, Inc. Promotes Bill Campbell and Ron Schildt

Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from Titan International, Inc.

    QUINCY, Ill., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Titan International, Inc.
 (NYSE:   TWI) has announced that Bill Campbell and Ron Schildt will serve as
 presidents of Titan Tire Corporation and Titan Wheel Corporation of Illinois,
 respectively.  The Titan Tire Corporation subsidiary is located in Des Moines,
 Iowa, and the Titan Wheel Corporation of Illinois subsidiary is located in
 Quincy, Illinois.
     "Both Bill and Ron have already undertaken many of the responsibilities
 associated with the role of president, and it is appropriate to recognize
 their contributions and talents with more pivotal positions," stated Maurice
 Taylor Jr., president and CEO of parent company Titan International, Inc.
 "During the past few years, Titan has endured strikes at two tire facilities
 and an agricultural market downturn, but during these difficult times these
 two men have demonstrated the leadership to build their respective
 organizations.  Bill has rebuilt the tire workforce from the ground up in
 response to the nearly three year strike by the United Steelworkers of
 America.  Today, our workforce is the best in the tire industry. Ron has built
 the wheel operations to be the most respected in North America."
     Campbell and Schildt have both been working in conjunction with Titan
 Distribution to increase Titan's wheel and tire assembly business, which is
 growing due to the direct shipment program Titan has established with
 Caterpillar and the extension of this program to other original equipment
 manufacturers (OEMs).
     "This move will allow me to dedicate more time to Titan's growth, knowing
 that Bill and Ron are more than capable of handling the operational aspects.
 Titan's position as the only company in the world specializing in producing
 wheels and tires for the agricultural and construction markets holds real
 potential for growth.  As more OEMs and end users recognize Titan's ability to
 offer solutions to their specific problems, Bill and Ron will ensure that
 these operations are very profitable," continued Taylor.
     Campbell has 28 years of manufacturing experience. He earned a B.A. from
 Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. Campbell began his career as
 a prototype engineer for White Motor Corporation in Cleveland, Ohio. He has
 served as plant manager for Condec Corporation, Nippon Miniature Bearings and
 Saab Scania A.B.  He joined Titan in 1995 as operations manager for the Des
 Moines, Iowa, facility and was promoted to executive vice president in 1999.
     Schildt, a native of Quincy, brings 44 years of manufacturing experience
 to his new position.  During his 33 year tenure at Gardner Denver/Cooper
 Industries, he received specialized management training and experience in many
 facets of business and manufacturing.  He held the position of manufacturing
 plant manager during his final 11 years at Gardner Denver/Cooper Industries.
 Following a short term as manufacturing plant manager for Sealed Power of St.
 Louis, Schildt returned to Quincy in 1993 to join Titan as the operations
 manager for the wheel manufacturing facility.
     Titan is a global supplier of mounted wheel and tire systems for
 off-highway equipment used in agriculture, earthmoving-construction, and
 consumer applications (i.e. all terrain vehicles and trailers).  Titan has
 manufacturing and distribution facilities worldwide.
 
 

SOURCE Titan International, Inc.
    QUINCY, Ill., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Titan International, Inc.
 (NYSE:   TWI) has announced that Bill Campbell and Ron Schildt will serve as
 presidents of Titan Tire Corporation and Titan Wheel Corporation of Illinois,
 respectively.  The Titan Tire Corporation subsidiary is located in Des Moines,
 Iowa, and the Titan Wheel Corporation of Illinois subsidiary is located in
 Quincy, Illinois.
     "Both Bill and Ron have already undertaken many of the responsibilities
 associated with the role of president, and it is appropriate to recognize
 their contributions and talents with more pivotal positions," stated Maurice
 Taylor Jr., president and CEO of parent company Titan International, Inc.
 "During the past few years, Titan has endured strikes at two tire facilities
 and an agricultural market downturn, but during these difficult times these
 two men have demonstrated the leadership to build their respective
 organizations.  Bill has rebuilt the tire workforce from the ground up in
 response to the nearly three year strike by the United Steelworkers of
 America.  Today, our workforce is the best in the tire industry. Ron has built
 the wheel operations to be the most respected in North America."
     Campbell and Schildt have both been working in conjunction with Titan
 Distribution to increase Titan's wheel and tire assembly business, which is
 growing due to the direct shipment program Titan has established with
 Caterpillar and the extension of this program to other original equipment
 manufacturers (OEMs).
     "This move will allow me to dedicate more time to Titan's growth, knowing
 that Bill and Ron are more than capable of handling the operational aspects.
 Titan's position as the only company in the world specializing in producing
 wheels and tires for the agricultural and construction markets holds real
 potential for growth.  As more OEMs and end users recognize Titan's ability to
 offer solutions to their specific problems, Bill and Ron will ensure that
 these operations are very profitable," continued Taylor.
     Campbell has 28 years of manufacturing experience. He earned a B.A. from
 Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. Campbell began his career as
 a prototype engineer for White Motor Corporation in Cleveland, Ohio. He has
 served as plant manager for Condec Corporation, Nippon Miniature Bearings and
 Saab Scania A.B.  He joined Titan in 1995 as operations manager for the Des
 Moines, Iowa, facility and was promoted to executive vice president in 1999.
     Schildt, a native of Quincy, brings 44 years of manufacturing experience
 to his new position.  During his 33 year tenure at Gardner Denver/Cooper
 Industries, he received specialized management training and experience in many
 facets of business and manufacturing.  He held the position of manufacturing
 plant manager during his final 11 years at Gardner Denver/Cooper Industries.
 Following a short term as manufacturing plant manager for Sealed Power of St.
 Louis, Schildt returned to Quincy in 1993 to join Titan as the operations
 manager for the wheel manufacturing facility.
     Titan is a global supplier of mounted wheel and tire systems for
 off-highway equipment used in agriculture, earthmoving-construction, and
 consumer applications (i.e. all terrain vehicles and trailers).  Titan has
 manufacturing and distribution facilities worldwide.
 
 SOURCE  Titan International, Inc.