After 55 years, the Donald B. Rice Tire Co. Inc. has a new trade name, Rice Tire, and a new logo focusing on tire solutions for retail, commercial and wholesale customers in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and northern Virginia markets.
Tags: Chris Chase, Donald B. Rice Tire Co., Rice Tire
Michelin North America Inc. used last month’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit as a backdrop to introduce its Premier A/S passenger tire.
Tags: Michelin North America Inc., Michelin Premier A/S, Pete Selleck, Scott Clark
By 2017, Alliance Tire Group (ATG) plans to be a $1 billion player in the global off-highway tire segment. That’s more than double the $575 million in annual sales the company projects for 2013.
Tags: Alliance, Alliance Tire Group, ANn Neal, GPX International Tire Corp.
Northwood University has introduced Tire Leadership 21, an educational program aimed at developing leadership, management and business skills for the next generation of tire dealer managers and owners.
Tags: Brian Cruickshank, Kim Sigman, Northwood University, Rich Brahler, Stu Zurcher, Tire Leadership 21, Tom Gyuriak
Harry Choi, Kumho Tire U.S.A. Inc. has gone back to the basics. It was a necessary move, according to the first-year CEO and president.
Tags: Harry Choi, Kumho Tire U.S.A. Inc.
Pirelli dealers are beginning to see a pattern at Pirelli Tire LLC. When Chairman, CEO and President Paolo Ferrari took over less than two years ago, he wanted to improve fill rates, regularly introduce new premium products, and go to market in a way that differentiates his company from the competition.
Tags: All-Season Tires, Pirelli, Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus, Pirelli Tire LLC, Pirelli Tire North America, Premium tires
Keiko Brockel took over as president of Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc. two months ago. Her appointment was rare in our industry: Few women have reached that level at a major tire company, subsidiary or otherwise.
Tags: Keiko Brockel, Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc.
Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi LLC (YTMM), the new manufacturing subsidiary of Yokohama Tire Corp., broke ground on its new commercial truck tire plant in West Point, Miss., in September. Now, company executives are focusing on a tight schedule that will lead to the first tire rolling out in October 2015.
Tags: Hikomitsu Noji, Tire plant, Yokohama, Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi
Armed with a degree in economics from Osaka University, Yasutaka Ii joined Sumitomo Rubber Industries Inc. (SRI) in Japan in 1981. Thirty-two years later, he is putting his degree to good use as senior executive officer in charge of corporate planning and international business development. He also is an SRI board member.
Tags: Falken Tire Corp., SRI, Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd., Yasutaka Ii
Kumho Tire Co. Ltd. has been busy lately. It introduced a tire in North America; it jump-started construction on its long anticipated manufacturing plant in the United States; and it opened a fifth research and development center.
Tags: Kim Chang-Kyu, Kumho, Kumho Ecsta, Kumho Tire Co. Ltd., Tire plant
Pirelli Tire LLC is making a big push to increase its market share in the United States. That’s the message Chairman and CEO Paulo Ferrari emphasized directly and indirectly at the recent Pirelli P Zero Nero GT launch in Akron, Ohio.
Tags: Golf grips, Pirelli & Cie SpA, Pirelli Tire LLC, Premium tires
On the outside, each of the 35 buildings is anything but nondescript. The distinct yellow, blue and red “The Tire Choice & Total Car Care” logo tells everyone they are tire stores designed for one-stop service, transmission and engine work included.
Tags: Dan Hennelly, Diane Hennelly, Tire Dealer of the Year
This year marks the 50th birthday of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), and it is celebrating with a bigger, better SEMA Show in the Las Vegas Convention Center Nov. 5-8.
Tags: AAPEX, Las Vegas, SEMA Show, Trade Show
On Feb. 18, 1953, Sheldon Schmucker and his brother-in-law, Art Miller, wrote a check to the Standard Oil Co. for $215.08 for 1,000 gallons of gas. With that first payment, Millersburg Tire Service Inc. was off and running.
Tags: Anniversary, Brad Schmucker, Brandon Schmucker, Millersburg Tire, Millersburg Tire Service, Sheldon Schmucker
While in Korea for Hankook Tire’s announcement of new OE fitments, MTD had the opportunity to spend time with Seung Hwa Suh, vice chairman and CEO of Hankook Tire Co. Ltd.
Tags: Hankook Tire Co. Ltd., Seung Hwa Suh
Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. has been very aggressive in securing original equipment fitments in recent years, and held a major press conference Sept. 2, 2013, in Seoul, South Korea, to announce its latest fitments.
Tags: Airless Tires, Concept tires, Hankook, Hankook Tire Co. Ltd., Hyum Bum CHo, OE tires, Seung Hwa Suh, Tire plants
During the Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo, a wide range of topics were discussed by industry executives, including a strong look at Chinese brands being offered in Latin America.
Tags: Chinese imports, Gustavo Lima, Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo, Retreading, Walt Weller, Wilberth Campos
There were plenty of smiles by the organizers and exhibitors at the successful fourth annual Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo held at the Atlapa Convention Center in Panama City, Panama, this past July.
Tags: Gustavo Lima, Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo, Latin Auto Parts Expo, Trade Show
The Tire Industry Association (TIA) announced that the total number of registered exhibitors for the 2013 Global Tire Expo — Powered by TIA (GTE) has already exceeded the 2012 total.
Tags: Continental Tire the Americas LLC, Global Tire Expo, GTE, SEMA Show, Trade Show
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. has added a premium on-/off-road light truck tire to the Wrangler family. The Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar is aimed at consumers who drive mostly on the highway but want an off-road capable tire.
Tags: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Goodyear Wrangler, Kevlar
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