Bridgestone Americas Inc. is adding an all-position, wide-base radial truck tire to its Firestone lineup. The Firestone FS818 is designed for on-and-off-highway applications and severe service environments.
Brake Parts Inc. LLC (BPI) has named Randy Clausen its new vice president of global human resources. Clausen brings more than 25 years of human resource experience with specific focus in the Americas, Asia and Europe to BPI.
Clausen’s experience encompasses more than 20 years with Maytag Corp. and seven years with Dover Corp. where he was most recently the vice president of human resources for a $1.7 billion global business segment.
Clausen said he plans to develop programs that will enhance and augment the skill sets of the existing personnel to play bigger roles in the future success of the business.
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The 2,200-plus retail stores owned and operated by Bridgestone Americas Inc. have a new leader. Joe Venezia is the president of Bridgestone Retail Operations LLC (BSRO) effective June 19, 2017.
Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has signed a three-year agreement to be co-presenting sponsor of Fan Fest, an event celebrating the annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) in Colorado.
After three years as a major, confidential investor in a tire recycling project, Bridgestone Americas Inc. is assuming the role of minority investor.
The grand prize in Yokohama Tire Corp.’s “Get Trucked Up Giveaway” is a custom-built 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon crew cab 4x4 featuring the company’s new Geolandar M/T G003 mud-terrain tires. The contest runs through Oct. 15.
The Smithers Group has broken ground on an expansion of the Smithers Tire and Wheel Test Center which will allow for tests of higher wheel torque and increased longitudinal and lateral load limits.
Titan International Inc. is raising money for Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapters this summer through tire auctions and ride ‘n’ drive field demonstrations at North American farm shows.
TP Commercial Solutions LLC has appointed Alex Vitale CEO for North America. The appointment is effective immediately.
Vehicle Service Group (VSG) has introduced a full line of Rotary-branded wheel balancers ranging from a value-priced manual model to a 3D electronic wheel balancer with microprocessor.
The 2018 edition of the Auto Care Association's Digital Auto Care Factbook is now available, along with the Lang Annual 2018.
Tim Abel is joining China Manufacturers Alliance LLC (CMA) as its southwest regional sales manager. Abel, who spent more than 30 years working for Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC, will be responsible for expanding Double Coin's reach in the southwest.
There's only one tire maker that can call itself a Fortune 500 company. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has been on the list of America's largest companies ever since the list began in 1955.
Hunter Engineering Co. has released a space-saving console designed to run a fully automatic Quick Tread inspection lane.
BestDrive LLC, a Continental tire and ContiLifeCycle commercial tire dealer and retreader, has opened its first location in Idaho.
Two sizes of the All Season Giti ComfortA1 tire will be featured as original equipment tires on the 2019 Volkswagen Passat. Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. says the tires represent the first OE fitment that will be manufactured at the company's U.S. tire plant.