Dave Smith, Former Hunter Engineering Sales VP, Has Died at 75

Jan. 25, 2024
Having first joined Hunter in 1975, Smith leaves behind a long legacy in the industry.

Dave Smith, former senior vice president of Hunter Engineering Co., has died, reports Modern Tire Dealer. He was 75 years old.

Smith joined Hunter in 1975 as a business representative in Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina. He was promoted to Cleveland region manager in 1980.

He was named vice president of sales and marketing in 1984 and was promoted to senior vice president of the company in 2008.

"Dave was instrumental in leading Hunter through a period of great growth, increasing the company’s sales and service organization from 200 representatives to more than 630," says Hunter officials.

He is survived by his wife Karen; daughter, Kim; and grandsons, Lucas, Benjamin, and Blake.