Denso Products and Services Americas Inc. has added 14 part numbers to its selection of First Time Fit tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) sensors. The new part numbers add coverage for more than 10 million European and Korean vehicles.
Brake Parts Inc LLC (BPI) announced that the roles and responsibilities of its Sales and Marketing departments have been integrated to shift organizational alignment to be more receptive to customer’s changing needs.
Bruce Tartaglione now has global responsibility for the newly formed Marketing and Sales team and will serve as the senior vice president of Global Marketing and Sales for BPI.
“Bruce has a rich history in the aftermarket and is uniquely qualified to move BPI forward as a true customer champion,” says Dave Overbeeke, CEO and president of BPI.
“Integrating Marketing and Sales promotes progressive customer focus and supports increased market flexibility,” says Tartaglione. “As BPI continues its forward movement with future growth strategies, this unification will better serve our current and future customer base.”
Previous to his new position, Tartaglione served as the senior vice president of Global Sales for BPI, growing sales with existing customers and new business.
Tartaglione has 35 years of marketing and sales experience working in the automotive market and will lead a team of experienced aftermarket veterans as well as new team members. He is Automotive Aftermarket Professional (AAP) recognized through the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) University and is a five-time Young Executive nominee through the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA).
He is a past member of both the AAIA Marketing and Membership Committee and the AWDA Manufacturers Advisory Council. He is a current member and past board member of the Automotive Sales Council.
For more information on Brake Parts Inc and Raybestos brand brake products, visit www.RaybestosBrakes.com.
Directors of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. have declared a quarterly dividend of 10 cents per share of common stock. The dividend is payable March 1, 2017, to shareholders of record on Feb. 1, 2017.
Yokohama Tire Corp. (YTC) has named Jeff Barna chief operating officer. He will be responsible for sales, marketing and product planning.
Due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Modern Tire Dealer will not publish Hotwire on Monday. Look for the next edition on Tuesday, Jan. 17.
Blackburn OEM Wheel Solutions Inc. is extending its phone order assistance hours to better serve its growing customer base. The new hours are effective immediately.
Everything automotive can be found at the annual North American International Automotive Show. The 2017 edition is being held in Detroit from Jan. 7 through Jan. 21.
The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has finalized dates for two more of its Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Advanced Instructor classes in 2017.
Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. is adding four sizes to the Terra Trac AT II, giving the lineup 58 SUV and light truck SKUs, ranging from 15 to 20 inches.
Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. is expanding its research and development space in White, Ga., to boost its North American business. The work is scheduled to be complete in 2017.
Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. beefed up its warranty program in three ways on Jan. 1, 2017. Road hazard coverage for mud tires and commercial traction tires is just one part of the expanded program.
The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has named four officers to its board of directors and elected two people to its board of governors.
Michelin Group’s new Pilot Sport 4S has a Y speed rating (186+ mph) and offers a 30,000-mile warranty. The product line initially includes 35 sizes, in widths ranging from 225mm to 345mm, aspect ratios from 30 to 45, and rim diameters from 18 to 20 inches.
Russ Carter, former general manager of Griffin Brothers Auto Centers LLC, has joined Andreoli & Associates Inc. He will serve as general manager and take on the duties previously handled by the software company's president Mike Andreoli.
The General Tire brand from Continental Tire the Americas LLC will sponsor the newly created Major League Fishing (MLF) General Tire World Championship, presented by Bass Pro Shop.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has won a 2016 Good Design Award for the Zeon RS3-G1, a new all-season passenger car tire for high performance vehicles.