Shawn Denlein has resigned as senior vice president of sales from Hankook Tire America Corp. effective March 3, 2017.
EnerSys announced that Odyssey Battery by EnerSys and Red Bull Global Rallycross (Red Bull GRC) have announced an official battery partnership agreement for the 2014 Red Bull GRC series.
As an official battery of Red Bull GRC, Odyssey Battery by EnerSys will have a strong presence at all 10 Red Bull GRC circuit and X Games events, and will participate in a new contingency award program that grants the top three finishing drivers at each race with a cash bonus.
The program began with the 2014 Red Bull GRC season opener at the Top Gear Festival Barbados, May 17-18, 2014, and will close with the last event of the season in Las Vegas on Nov. 5.
To be eligible for the award, the finishing driver must use Odyssey batteries in the race vehicle and display the Odyssey Battery logo on the vehicle. Odyssey Battery will reward the participating driver with the most points at the end of the season with an additional bonus.
“Our new partnership with Red Bull GRC provides great exposure with the rallycross racing audience and shows the reliability that Odyssey batteries have in extreme racing conditions,” said Dave McMullen, director of commercial marketing for specialty and UPS markets at EnerSys.
“We are grateful for this opportunity as it helps us continue to leverage our reach with one of our most dedicated audiences.”
Odyssey Battery by EnerSys has previsou involvement with Red Bull GRC as an official sponsor of two-time GRC champion Tanner Foust and 2011 X Games gold medalist Brian Deegan.
“We are pleased to have Odyssey Battery by EnerSys on board as an official battery of Red Bull GRC for the 2014 series, and also be able to offer a contingency award program for participating drivers this year,” said Colin Dyne, chief executive officer of Red Bull GRC. “Odyssey batteries are an ideal choice to represent Red Bull GRC as they provide extreme power and performance required of rallycross racing.”
For more information visit www.odysseybattery.com.
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.