Consumer Tires

PTNA

MTD Exclusive: CEO Berardi Outlines Pirelli's Plans for North America

Pietro Berardi is no stranger to the automotive aftermarket, having held senior leadership positions in the Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi alliance and FCA Group. Seven months into his role as CEO of Pirelli Tire North America Inc. (PTNA), Berardi also has become an expert on the North American tire industry. In this MTD exclusive, Berardi - who has been tasked with strengthening Pirelli's presence in North America - discusses the company's product strategy, its participation in the future mobility ecosystem, his take on the market as 2020 winds down and other topics.


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TIA Comments on Highway Bill Extension

The United States Senate’s recently passed continuing resolution for funding the federal government through Dec. 11 includes a one-year extension of the current surface transportation authorization with flat funding.


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SimpleTire

MTD Exclusive: SimpleTire Invests in New Site, Operations

Online tire seller SimpleTire LLC is making major investments in its operation - starting with a revamped website that recently went live, according to SimpleTire CEO Andy Chalofsky. In this MTD exclusive, Chalofsky discusses additional enhancements, plus changing tire dealer perceptions of e-commerce, the impact of COVID-19 on consumer buying preferences and other topics.


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TBC Announces Additional Executive Changes

TBC Corp. has hired Rodger Smith to be the president and COO of National Tire Warehouse (NTW.) TBC also has announced that Don Byrd, the current president and COO of NTW, will replace Glenn Gravatt, president and COO of TBC Purchasing Co., when Gravatt retires in March 2021.


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