The Carmon Group Places Melinda Deshong as Head of Human Resources within Yokohama Industries Americas

Cleveland, OH (October 28, 2019) – The Carmon Group is pleased to announce that Melinda Deshong has joined Yokohama Industries Americas as Head of Human Resources for their Versailles, Kentucky hub operations. Melinda will report directly into the COO of Yokohama Industries Americas.

Melinda brings 15 years of Human Resources experience into the Yokohama Industries portfolio. She was previously responsible for running HR and EHS-related initiatives with Vitro Automotive / Pittsburgh Glass Works. Over the course of her career with Vitro, Melinda’s roles progressed from HR Generalist to Regional HR Manager for the organization. Prior to her tenure with Vitro Automotive, Melinda served in the United States Army where she had a variety of roles which included: Human Resources Manager, Commander - Battalion Rear Detachment and Executive Officer. Melinda obtained her undergraduate degree in Social Work from Methodist University. Additionally, she has a Masters of Science degree in Human Resources obtained from Indiana Wesleyan and an advanced degree in Occupational Safety obtained from Eastern Kentucky University.

About Yokohama Industries Americas ( Yokohama Industries Americas Inc., headquartered in Versailles, Kentucky is a leading supplier of automotive and industrial products in North and South America. Yokohama’s product portfolio includes tube and hose assemblies, sealant products, as well as variety of industrial products including: hydraulic hose assemblies, conveyer belts, marine hoses, and marine fenders. YIA is a subsidiary of The Yokohama Rubber Company and is an integral part of the Yokohama Multiple Business Group, which employs over 5,000 people on a global basis with revenues north of 6 Billion annually. Opened in 1989, the YIA business complex in Versailles has two operational facilities coupled with the company’s Corporate HQ office.

Chris Calogeras was the search consultant managing this project.  The Carmon Group is a Cleveland, Ohio-based, entrepreneurial, retained search firm. Our firm has a consistent track record for delivering the highest quality services which have a measurable and significant ROI on our clients’ businesses. We selectively partner with the best growth businesses throughout the United States.