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.
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.
Bob Ulrich was named Modern Tire Dealer editor in August 2000. He joined the magazine in 1985 as assistant editor, and has been responsible for gathering statistical information for MTD's "Facts Issue" since 1993.