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How Ed Bobit changed Modern Tire Dealer

Posted on June 30, 2014
Ed Bobit, founder of Bobit Business Media, the parent company of Modern Tire Dealer, died June 29. He was 86.

Ed Bobit, founder of Bobit Business Media, the parent company of Modern Tire Dealer, died June 29. He was 86.

Ed Bobit, founder and publisher of his beloved Automotive Fleet, died June 29 at his California home. He leaves behind more than just the company that bears his name, Bobit Business Media Inc.

Bobit purchased Modern Tire Dealer in 2000, and by all accounts had been pretty happy with the results. "Hopefully he was proud, too, because he had a significant influence on our success," says Editor Bob Ulrich.

His obituary is filled with the basics, plus some insight into his love of life and family. Ulrich adds his experiences with the man in his latest blog, "Ed Bobit: Why his legacy touches us all."

Although Bobit was more readily known in the automotive industry than the tire industry, his influence on the latter was stlll signifcant. Read the blog to found out how.

Related Topics: Bobit Business Media, Ed Bobit, obituary

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