Shawn Denlein has resigned as senior vice president of sales from Hankook Tire America Corp. effective March 3, 2017.
Phoenix Systems LLC announced it has launched a major update to its website, www.brakebleeder.com, to give customers better access to the company's brake bleeding and testing products and information.
Through the newly launched site, customers can purchase BrakeStrips, the company's signature brake fluid testing system, brake bleeders, and the specialty tools and accessories needed to use these products. Customers can also access interactive videos, training material and other resources to help them maximize the use of these products.
"Our customers have long trusted Phoenix Systems for their brake testing needs, but we wanted to make our products easy to find, and even easier to implement. Through the new website, our customers can easily find what they need, and the information they need to use it well. We've even included interactive videos to make our products as user-friendly as possible," said Ben Martinsen, vice president of Marketing and Operations.
The company says one of the more popular products on BrakeBleeder.com is the V12 Reverse Brake Bleeder Kit. This product is designed for professionals who need an entry-level brake bleeder but have a tight budget.
Phoenix Systems' BrakeStrips are also available through the new site. BrakeStrips offer a 60-second test that shows serious brake system problems before they occur, allowing technicians to attend to the necessary repairs before serious problems occur.
Pirelli Tire North America Inc. is searching for a new chief commercial officer for the NAFTA region. The company says Riccardo Cichi is leaving Pirelli effective Feb. 24 to pursue personal interests.
The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has named LeAnn Harley as its director of marketing and communications.
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.