Antonio “Tony” Gonzalez is a serial entrepreneur whose business interests span various industries, encompassing Tire Distribution, Real Estate, Construction, Music and Film.
At the age of 21, Gonzalez opened the export arm of Tire Kingdom (Group Michelin subsidiary,1989). His division became that organization's fastest growing, and most profitable, business unit within just two years. Based on that success, in 1992 he founded Tire Group International, LLC (TGI), initially run with seven key team members from his own home. TGI subsequently grew to become the largest Hispanic tire distribution company in the world.
TGI represents over forty tire manufacturers, owns seven private label tire brands, has two offices in China (logistics and quality control) along with seven sales offices around the globe. In 2011, TGI partnered with Transportation Resource Partners, Penske Corporation, Garmark and The MacClarty Group.
In 2014 Gonzalez founded Rock the Moon Productions, LLC (RTMP), a multimedia creative outlet that serves as a record label, film company and developmental agency that curates talent and events alike. Today, RTMP has a variety of talented musicians signed to its label, including GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY-nominated Locos por Juana, Cuban rap icon, El B of Los Aldeanos, musical legend and Latin GRAMMY nominee, Tomas Diaz, and international superstar Osmani “La Voz” Garcia. Gonzalez has also written songs that have been recorded by various artists.
Also in 2014, Gonzalez signed on as Executive Producer for documentary film The U Reloaded, which chronicles the journey of the 2001 University of Miami football team to their ultimate win, The College Football National Championship. The following year, Tony executive produced El Mar y El (The Sea and Him), a short film based on the 1980 Mariel boat lift. El Mar y El won three awards at various prestigious film festivals and is currently showing on HBO.
2016 has seen Gonzalez and his film partner, Jose Daniel Freixas, team with Paramount Pictures and Leonardo DiCaprio’s new production company, Appian Way, to produce a film based on The New York Times' bestselling author, T.J. English's book, The Corporation: An Epic Story of the Cuban American Underworld. Gonzalez and Freixas, who controlled the book rights, agreed to the deal following an intense bidding war that erupted between major Hollywood studios. Academy Award winner Benicio del Toro will star as Cuban mob boss, Jose Miguel Battle Sr. Gonzalez and Friexas are also in pre-production on a feature film entitled Vandal. Inspired by true stories, Vandal is about the young leader of a legendary Miami graffiti crew who comes of age while battling a longtime rival. Gonzalez will produce along with Freixas, who also co-wrote the script and will direct; legendary graffiti artist Kelly “Risk” Graval will executive produce. Shooting is set to commence Summer 2016 on location in Miami, Florida.