Venice, Fla.-based Pit Stop Auto Repair has acquired Micky Franklin's Tire & Auto, a single-store dealership in North Fort Myers, Fla. Pit Stop Auto will continue to operate the outlet under the Micky Franklin's name.
Prinx Chengshan Tire has appointed Samuel Felberbaum president of Prinx Chengshan Tire North America. A 30-year tire industry veteran, Felberbaum most recently served as director of sales for Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.'s south division.
Going from owning a lawn care company to operating an independent tire dealership is not a common transition. JR Boenker, the new owner of Fred’s Tire & Auto, a two-location dealership based in Wentzville, Mo., made the switch nearly four years ago. And he's glad he did.
Claudio Zanardo has been CEO of Pirelli Tire North America Inc. for only eight months, but he’s moving the company forward on a number of fronts, building on its strengths. Zanardo and Ian Coke, chief technical officer, Pirelli North America, discuss those initiatives in this MTD interview.
The Sailun Group will open the Sailun Tire Americas Technical Center in Chattanooga, Tenn., that will design and develop passenger, light truck, SUV, CUV and medium truck tires, plus tires for electric vehicles.
Yokohama Tire Corp. is once again the exclusive tire supplier for the Porsche Pikes Peak Trophy and will supply Advan A052 tires for Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport vehicles participating in the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
Gross Tire Center Inc., a single-location dealership in the small city of Williamsport, Pa. - population 28,437 - generated $1.3 million in sales last year without performing a single oil change or brake job.