Check out our 2024 Corporate Sustainability Report!

Crane Hot Line

President of Maxam North America Now Also Responsible for Europe

November 7, 2018 - Troy Kline, president of Maxam Tire North America Inc., is now also responsible for the company’s European operations. 

Kline’s expanded responsibilities result from the end-of-October retirement of Maxam’s global president, Martin West, who started with the company in 2010, had introduced the Sailun Group’s PLT and TBR portfolio across Europe, built a first-class network of distributors, and had grown the company’s European revenues to a considerable segment of the Sailun Group’s business worldwide, according to Robert Sherkin, chariman and CEO of Maxam Tire. 

Sherkin said the company thanks West for his numerous and distinguished leadership contributions and their impact on the company’s business and culture.



Sherkin noted that since becoming MAXAM global president in 2016, West had led many business and commercial programs that enabled sustained global growth for MAXAM over the past 24 months.  



Sherkin said that to ensure a seamless and disciplined transition over the coming months, Maxam has appointed Troy Kline, president of Maxam Tire North America Inc., to assume full responsibility for European operations.  

Following an eight-year career in heavy-equipment manufacturing, Kline brings to his new responsibilities more than 18 years of specialty tire experience in roles of increasing responsibility at Galaxy, GPX, MITL, and Trelleborg.


Kline is a founding leader for Maxam’s specialty tire business and has consistently built enterprise value, customer trust, and the Maxam brand during his tenure, said Sherkin. Kline has already begun to assume strategic leadership and operational responsibilities for Maxam’s European business coincident with the transition.


Crane Hot Line is part of the Catalyst Communications Network publication family.