Bridget Neal was named president of Bridgestone Americas Inc.’s Commercial Off-The-Road Tire Division last August. She is responsible for leading strategic planning, sales, engineering and global support for the company’s OTR business. She joined Bridgestone in 2002.
Yokohama Tire Corp. has created an 82-page off-the-road (OTR) Sales and Reference Guide with key OTR tire and maintenance guidelines, as well as information on Yokohama’s line of OTR products.
Humberto Gomez had huge shoes to fill when he replaced Gary Nash as president of Yokohama Tire Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V. on Jan. 1. Those shoes will officially leave the building on March 31, 2018, when Nash retires after 19 years with Yokohama Tire Corp. — and 52 years in the tire industry.
Bridgestone Americas Inc. has named Marisa Blank as the executive director of sales for commercial off-the-road (OTR) tires at Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO). She will be in charge of developing sales growth strategies for the mining and construction industries and related segments.
A new commercial tire dealer program from Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. rewards purchases of medium truck, OTR and industrial tires.
Petlas Tire Corp.’s Ptx ND31 is a multi-purpose radial industrial tire developed especially for backhoe loaders used in construction areas.
Equipment operators have to keep moving even in the cold, snow and mud of winter, and Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) has a lineup of off-the-road and industrial tires specifically developed with patterns for the cold season.
Walt Holland comes from a family of miners and spent 30 years working in Nevada's gold, silver and copper mines. But he couldn't fight the urge to be his own boss, so in 2016 he became a tire dealer.
Petlas Tire Corp. has added radial grader, earthmover and loader tires to its wide industrial and OTR tire range.
Balkrishna Industries Ltd.'s Chopanki, India, tire production facility was recently honored by one of its customers, Caterpillar Inc.
Bruce Besancon, senior director of OTR sales for Yokohama Tire Corp. (YTC), has spent more than 30 years working in the OTR tire market. Prior to joining Yokohama in April, he was vice president of marketing at Alliance Tire Americas Inc.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has added a size, 20.5R25, to the AS-3A tire for construction, mining and quarry applications.
McCarthy Tire Service Inc.'s Mark Shimko, the company's off-the-road tire and commercial safety trainer, has earned the highest level of certification in the OTR tire industry. And he's one of only eight in the world to do so.