Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. focused on smart mobility tire concepts and electric vehicle technology at its annual Design Insight Forum at the Hankook Technodome.
TBC Corp. CEO and President Erik Olsen added the role of chairman of the board to his responsibilities on July 1, 2014. Olsen succeeds Larry Day who retired from the chairman's post on June 30.
“This represents the last piece of the transition plan Larry and I launched in the fall of 2013,” says Olsen.
“As I stated after being named president and CEO, TBC is poised for significant growth due in large part to Larry’s leadership over the past decade. All TBC employees thank him for the countless contributions he made to our corporation.”
Olsen joined TBC in December 2004 as senior vice president and chief marketing officer. From 2005 to 2008 he had the added responsibility of president of Carroll Tire Co., TBC’s wholesale tire distributor subsidiary.
Olsen was named CEO and president of TBC Wholesale Group, and was elected to TBC Corp.’s board of directors in 2008. In 2013 he was appointed chief operating officer and on Jan. 1, 2014, Olsen was named CEO and president of TBC Corp.
Prior to joining TBC, Erik held senior management positions with Michelin North America and marketing and sales positions with Procter & Gamble, The Clorox Co., and Ralston Foods.
Headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., TBC is one of the nation's largest marketers of automotive replacement tires. For more information, visit www.tbccorp.com.
Greenball Corp. has released new sizes for its Kanati Mud Hog M/T and Trail Hog A/T lines.
“Consistent. Stable. Dependable.” Those three little words detail the outlook and plan for Kumho Tire USA Inc. in 2017, says Jim Mayfield, national vice president of sales and marketing.
Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. recently opened a new plant in the Clark Freeport Zone in the Philippines. The plant is operated by the company’s passenger car tire manufacturing and sales subsidiary, Yokohama Tire Philippines Inc. (YTPI).
Sears Holdings Corp. has extended its DieHard brand to a vehicle maintenance and vehicle assessment service.
Several TBC Corp. technicians have received 2016 ASE Technician of the Year honors.
Centric Parts has opened its Commercial Center of Excellence (CCE) in Memphis, Tenn. The CCE houses sales and support staff for the company’s Qualis division.
Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp., has acquired the Beck/Arnley brand.
The Tire Industry Association (TIA) and Federated Insurance are providing TIA members with a free webinar that focuses on the hidden dangers of outdated policies and insufficient documentation of actions employers take related to their employees.
Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. and its holding company Hankook Tire Worldwide are placing 19 employees in new executive roles effective Jan. 1, 2017, as part of efforts to increase competitiveness in the global top-tier tire market.
Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc. has won the Georgia Department of Economic Development's inaugural Automotive Supplier of the Year Award. The Georgia Automotive Awards recognize leaders throughout the state and honor them as part of the state's automotive ecosystem.
Robert Bosch LLC’s “Rain, Snow or Shine” beam wiper blade promotion includes both a rebate premium offer with purchase, as well as a sweepstakes with no purchase necessary to enter.
Pirelli Tire LLC is recalling 1,190 P Zero All Season tires that were built with an incorrect carcass component.
The newest member of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance (Alliance) is Parts Pro Automotive Warehouse of Wickliffe, Ohio. Parts Pro joined the Alliance as a Bumper to Bumper affiliate on Dec. 1, 2016.
Bartec USA LLC’s new Tech200Pro diagnostic tool incorporates TPMS sensor testing and activation, tread depth measurement and tire pressure checks.