Nokian CEO Is Leaving at End of 2016

Ari Lehtoranta, the CEO and president of Nokian Tyres plc, will leave the company at the end of 2016. The company says he is resigning "in order to pursue new opportunities outside of Nokian Tyres."  


Michelin to Build Distribution Center in South Carolina

Michelin North America Inc. is building a distribution center near Spartanburg, S.C. It will house Michelin, BFGoodrich, and Uniroyal-brand tires for both passenger and commercial vehicles, and will be located near the company's seven manufacturing sites in the state.


SEMA Releases Mobile App for 2016 Show

The latest iteration of the free Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show’s mobile app includes a list of 2,400 exhibiting companies, schedule of events, and seminar details.


Partnership Leads to OTR Tire Repair Solution

Fuller Brothers Inc. of Clackamas, Ore. is working to create and market a state-of-the-art vulcanizing system to improve the section repair industry. The project is being spearheaded by Wayne Jackson from Tire Repair Consultants in Vancouver, Canada.


OTC Releases Software Update for Encore Diagnostic Tool

OTC, a Bosch Automotive Service Solutions brand, has released an Encore diagnostics software update that expands vehicle information and coverage to 642 new systems and 2,314 new vehicle-ECU (engine control unit) combinations.

Gus Lima, center, was part of the team selling Maxam Tires at the mining show Sept. 14-16 in Peru.

Maxam Tire Makes a Big Splash in Peru

Maxam Tire Latam LLC showcased the company’s off-the-road, industrial, construction, and agricultural tire lines at the 2016 Expomina show in Lima, Peru.

Luis Ceneviz becomes director of Cooper's European tire operations on Oct. 1. He will continue to lead the company's Latin America tire operations.

Cooper Names Luis Ceneviz to Lead European Operations

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has named Luis Ceneviz managing director-Europe tire operations, effective Oct. 1. Ceneviz will continue as managing director-Latin America tire operations, a position he has held since March 2015.

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