The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has named LeAnn Harley as its director of marketing and communications.
Dealer Strategic Planning Inc. (DSP) has added Dennis McCarron, a former Bridgestone retail store manager and employee trainer, to its staff. DSP now serves store owners representing nearly 375 retail outlets.
With the addition of McCarron, DSP facilitators bring 148 years of tire industry experience to 20 group members who are looking for ways to increase profits.
McCarron’s experience includes eight years managing retail stores for Bridgestone and 10 years as a national management instructor for Bridgestone’s retail operations. He helped create and implement the ongoing developmental training of 2,200 store managers. McCarron will bring additional expertise in the human resource and training area, according to DSP.
“Dennis will bring another dimension of leadership training to make our powerful team even stronger,” says Norm Gaither, DSP owner. “His credentials align very well with the marketing, operations and financial expertise already on staff. We are anxious to introduce Dennis to our customers at our upcoming cycle of meetings.”
DSP offers tire and automotive service dealers the opportunity to share best practices, benchmark against the industry and improve financial performance through groups of up to 20 dealers. “Over the last few years, Norm and I would meet at industry functions and as we learned more about how we each share the same passion in this business the next step became obvious: to join his team,” says McCarron.
“Dealer Strategic Planning’s 20 groups are becoming recognized as the premier industry organization for store owners who want more out of their businesses-profits, satisfaction and equity for future generations. I am happy to be a part of this successful model,” McCarron says.
Each group allows a maximum of 20 dealers who meet three times a year to help each other improve their business performance. Formed in 2007, DSP is the only tire-focused 20 group available in the industry. For more information, contact: Pat Brown, 419-420-5915 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Paul Chizeck, 910-409-7293 or email@example.com.
Modern Tire Dealer’s European Writer John Stone visited the recent Tire Technology Expo in Hanover, Germany, where the latest tire production innovations were on display.
Bear’s Tires Inc. in San Diego, Calif. won the first place prize in the fourth-quarter Nexen Next Level sweepstakes. Owner Mike Power's tire purchases earned him a $30,000 award.
The leader of the United Steelworkers union says the International Trade Commission has made "a huge mistake" in not imposing tariffs on truck and bus tires from China. And based on early feedback from Modern Tire Dealer readers, tire dealers and particularly retreaders agree.
Tireco Inc. has added six sizes to its commercial van lineup, which features the new Milestar Steelpro MS597S.
No tariffs will be assessed on truck and bus tires manufactured in China and imported into the U.S. The International Trade Commission (ITC) has upended the tariff investigation by voting today against imposing tariffs on these products.
Tyrexpo Asia 2017 and the inaugural edition of GarageXpo Asia will be held in conjunction with each other March 21-23, 2017, in Singapore. The events are organized by SingEx Exhibitions Pte. Ltd.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has been named the world’s most admired tiremaker by Fortune magazine for the fifth straight year.
Allpart Supply Inc. has opened a training facility in Arlington, Texas, for wheel balancing and automotive lift owners and operators.
Colleen Horn Doyle, a fourth-generation member of the McCarthy family, is the new corporate attorney for McCarthy Tire Service Inc.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling certain Discover M+S Sport tires in 15- through 19-inch sizes. The potential number of units affected is 7,067.
Tire Factory Inc. members have rebranded the vast majority of their 206 stores to the Point S banner at a breakneck pace. And leaders of the Oregon-based cooperative are unveiling new programs with two big hopes: the momentum of current members continues, and more independent tire dealers join their network.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. posted net income of $69.3 million on net sales of $783.9 million for its fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2016. That compares to income of $59.2 million on sales of $775.5 million for the same period in 2015.
ATV Inc. has acquired six stores in the greater Los Angeles metro area. The purchase expands ATV's network of American Tire Depot stores to 98 outlets, all in California.
The Mid-America Tire Dealers Association (MATDA) has joined the social media content platform developed by the Tire Industry Association (TIA) and the Automotive Marketing Foundation (AMF).