• CEO Biographies - Platinum Champions

  • Brandon Dillard, Plant Manager

    Brandon Dillard serves as Plant Manager for Georgia Power’s Plant Bowen located in Cartersville, Georgia. Plant Bowen is the nation’s ninth-largest power plant in net generation of electricity.  Named to that position in March of 2014, Brandon’s primary role is to oversee the safe, reliable and efficient generation of electricity and to ensure continued success through the growth of talented employees and leadership development. 

    Brandon began his career at Georgia Power’s Plant Hammond as an Engineer in June of 2000.  He progressed through various leadership roles in Generation including Plant Manager positions at Hammond, Wansley and Scherer before his promotion to his current role. 

    Brandon received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University and his Master of Business Administration (Finance) from Auburn University.

    Born in Shelby, NC, Brandon moved to Georgia in 2000.  Brandon and his wife Shannon currently live in Acworth, GA with their three children.  Brandon serves on the board for the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education.  He is an advisory board member for Georgia Power’s VOICE employee resource group.  Brandon is also on the administrative board for Due West United Methodist Church.  Brandon enjoys golf, mountain biking and spending time with his family.

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    James "Jim" Hawk, Chairman, TTHA, TNA, President, TNOE

    Mr. James Hawk, known as Jim, joined Toyo Tire in December of 2004 as Vice President of Operations.  In April 2008, he was promoted to President of Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing, Inc.  In 2012, Jim was promoted to Chairman of Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas, Inc. as well as appointed to the Board of Directors for Toyo Tire and Rubber Company in Japan.  Mr. Hawk became the first non-Japanese Board Member to serve in this capacity. In January 2015, he was named Chairman of Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing, Inc. (TNA) and remained Senior Corporate Officer and Chairman of Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas, Inc. (TTHA) and President of Toyo Tire North America OE Sales (TNOE). Mr. Hawk previously served as General Manager of the North American Business Unit and the tire business group headquarters, as well as President of Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing, Inc.

    Prior to Joining Toyo Jim served as Vice President of Operations and Plant Manager for Yokohama Tire Corporation in Salem Virginia.  Prior to Yokohama Jim served with Continental General Tire for or 22 years where he earned to position of Operations Manager for passenger and light truck production in Mt. Vernon, IL.

    Jim earned his BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Akron.