Omni United Is Honored for Innovation and Management

Omni United (S) Pte. Ltd. has received the 2015 Enterprise 50 Award, an honor given to Singapore-based companies for outstanding business management, innovation, market presence and contribution to the economic development in Singapore and abroad.


Tire Service Joins Marangoni Network

Tire Service LLC of Jacksonville, Fla., has joined the Marangoni Tread North America dealer network. The company will offer Marangoni’s signature brand Ringtread as well as Unitread precure treads to the northern Florida and southern Georgia markets.


Cooper and Fate Sign Letter of Intent

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., a $3.4 billion global tire design, manufacturing and marketing company, and Fate S.A.I.C.I., the leading Argentine tire manufacturer and a global exporter, have signed a letter of intent (LOI) to work together.

Members of the Black's Tire team, from left to right, Ricky Benton, Ryan Benton, and Keith Noble, participated in a forum of successful tire dealers during the SEMA Show.

3 Tips for Success from MTD's 2015 Tire Dealer of the Year

As Modern Tire Dealer’s 2015 Tire Dealer of the Year, Ricky Benton of Black’s Tire Service Inc. landed in the hot seat at the 2015 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show. A room full of independent tire dealers wanted to know his secrets to success.

Tire dealers Rob and Greg Young won $75,000 in the Next Level Sweepstakes. They had a chance to win $1 million.

Young Brothers Win $75,000 from Nexen

Another quarter, another big winner in Nexen Tire America Inc.'s Next Level Sweepstakes. Greg and Rob Young of Young's Tire & Auto in Cabot, Ark., won $75,000 for the third quarter of 2015.

The Pep Boys/Bridgestone deal is scheduled to close by Jan. 4, 2016.

Bridgestone: Pep Boys on the Radar Since 2013

The acquisition of The Pep Boys — Manny, Moe & Jack by Bridgestone Americas Inc. is underway, and it turns out the tire maker has had its eye on Pep Boys and considered it an acquisition target for "the past several years.”


Who's Who on TIA's Board for 2016

Keith Jarman and Jim Pangle are the newest members of the Tire Industry Association (TIA) board of directors. They began their three-year terms on Nov. 2, 2015, at TIA’s annual meeting in Las Vegas.


Apollo Acquires German Tire Distributor

Apollo Tyres Ltd. is acquiring a German tire distributor, Reifencom GmbH, for 45.6 million Euro. The company operates 37 stores and service centers throughout Germany, and has an online presence in six countries: Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and Denmark.

Amber Holm will lead brand-buliding efforts for Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations.

Bridgestone Names Amber Holm Vice President of Brand Marketing

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC (BATO) has promoted Amber Holm to vice president of brand marketing, U.S. and Canada for consumer replacement tire sales. The position previously was held by Erik Seidel, who was promoted to vice president of sales for BATO earlier this year.


Toyo Reorganizes Its Top Leadership

The new chairman and director of Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. is Kasumi Komaguchi. Toyo’s board of directors also assigned new duties to several executives at an extraordinary meeting of shareholders on Nov. 12, 2015.

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