Gary Garfield, the executive chairman, CEO, and president of Bridgestone Americas Inc. is retiring at the end of 2016, and the company has named a new leadership team to replace him.
Vipal Rubber Corp. is entering into a joint venture with Mezcla Caucho of Spain to produce hot tire retreading products under the Vipal brand in Europe. It's the first Vipal production line to be built outside of Brazil.
Sales for the second quarter at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. were down 7%, while the company’s net income for the period was up 5.2% compared to figures from 2015.
Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) is kicking up its soccer game another notch this summer in partnership with the Chelsea Football Club. The two are holding free youth soccer clinics in the U.S. in conjunction with Chelsea’s U.S. summer tour.
Despite a drop in net sales of about 2%, Groupe Michelin says its tire volumes in the first half of 2016 beat the market in every segment. Passenger and light truck tires were the leaders, with a 4% increase over the same period a year ago.
Garage Gurus, Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ technical education platform for technicians and other front-line professionals, has been reaccredited to Continuing Automotive Service Education (CASE) standards.
Continental Tire the Americas LLC is taking 14 Major League Soccer (MLS) players onto the track for the third season of the short format feature, "What'Cha Got." Soccer players become competitive drivers in the show that's part of weekly televised soccer coverage.
Angelia Wyatt has joined Triangle Tire USA will oversee the day-to-day operations of the office, customer service, and vendor relations as the company's office manager and customer service manager.
Before the summer is over, Zhongce Rubber Group Co. Ltd. will launch an ultra-high performance passenger and SUV tire: the SA57.
Kumho Tire USA Inc. is adding to its sports sponsorship portfolio with The Basketball Tournament (TBT), a month-long contest that culminates with a $2 million championship game Aug. 2 broadcast on ESPN.
Enter Matthias Urban. The new head of sales at Apollo Vredestein B.V. began his new challenge on July 1, 2016.
Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) is marketing to more than 4 million spectators who are attending 300 Monster Jam events in the U.S. and around the globe.
Dayco Products LLC is expanding its worldwide reach, most recently with the opening of sales and technical support offices in Belgrade, Serbia, and Lisbon, Portugal. In the last 12 months Dayco also has opened offices in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Tim Rogers, vice president of finance for Continental Tire the Americas LLC and vice president and treasurer for Continental Automotive Inc. was named CFO of the Year in the large business category by the Charlotte Business Journal.
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