Yokohama Tire Corp. (YTC) has announced the hiring of Robert Harrelson as vice president of human resources and administration. Harrelson will be responsible for the integration of human resources strategies, plans and programs across all of YTC’s North American operations. He replaces Rex Simpson, who retired in September.

Prior to joining YTC, Harrelson was a senior director of human resources for Dr. Pepper Snapple Group North America and Mexico. He was also the senior director of human resources-supply chain for United Parcel Service.

“Rob brings many years of strategic senior-level leadership in the human resources field,” said Takayuki Hamaya, YTC’s COO. “That can only serve to strengthen our company further as we recruit and retain talent, and create a highly positive work environment.”