Shawn Denlein has resigned as senior vice president of sales from Hankook Tire America Corp. effective March 3, 2017.
Greater Philadelphia-based Bolt On Technology announced it has increased the capabilities of its most popular automotive software solution, Mobile Manager Pro. Since its release last fall, the company says the software system has fueled greater efficiency and increased profits for hundreds of auto repair shops.
The company’s signature solution, in addition to enabling repair shop techs to take and text vehicle photos to customers, conduct digital multi-point vehicle inspections among a myriad of other functions, now comes fully equipped with the ability to create customized multi-point inspection forms.
“We have always positioned ourselves at the forefront of integration with shop management software,” Bolt On Technology founder and CTO Mike Risich said. “We will never stop in our quest for relentless innovation.”
Mobile Manager Pro’s most recent update features color-coded auto pre-canned technician notes and offers choices between quick or more comprehensive vehicle inspections. The company says the software dramatically improves customer approval times, from the national average of one hour and 17 minutes to 37 minutes.
The tablet or mobile device-powered program, with its ability to seamlessly submit via text or email a customer’s repair order or inspection report, along with photos illustrating needed repairs, makes the customer response process quicker and easier.
To learn more about Bolt On Technology, visit www.BoltOnTechnology.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.