David Russ, former public relations team member for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. and Firestone Tire & Rubber Co., has died. He was 71.
Stephen Douglas LaFerre, one of only nine editors in the 99-year history of Modern Tire Dealer, has died. He was 77.
Sheldon Salzman, a former president of Uniroyal Tire Co. credited with turning the company around in the early 1980s, died Dec. 26, 2017, in Florida. He was 87.
Joyce Newton, the co-founder of Hoosier Racing Tire Corp., has died. She was 85.
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”
Bruce Halle, the founder and chairman of Discount Tire and America's Tire, the nation's largest independent tire dealer, died on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. He was 87.
Al Gaspar, former president and CEO of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), died Nov. 25, 2017, at his home in Cave Creek, Ariz.
Harvey Brodsky was the managing director of the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau, also known as TRIB, for nearly 30 years. His death on Sept. 17 at age 81 brought out mini-tributes and sorrowful-but-positive remembrances of Brodksy from people in the retread industry and beyond.
Harvey Brodsky, the longtime managing director of first the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau and then the Retread Tire Association, has died in Pacific Grove, Calif. He was 81.
I first met Harvey Brodsky at the 1985 National Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association convention in Atlanta. The introduction went like this.
Everett David Richards Sr., one of the original Bandag franchise dealers, died July 4, 2017. He was 87.
James "Jim" Stocking Sr., the second-generation owner of Park Tire Co. in Lincoln Park, Mich., died Wednesday, July 19, 2017. He was 93.
Mike Bicknell, a business development manager for Alliance Tire Americas Inc. (ATA), has died following a nine-month battle with brain cancer. He was 61.