Lori L. Mavrigian

Managing Editor

Since joining Modern Tire Dealer in 1979, Lori Mavrigian has held several key positions leading to her current title as managing editor. In addition to handling the day-to-day operations of magazine production, Lori writes features, contributes photography and is in charge of coordinating several of the magazines departments, such as Your Turn, NVH Solutions and Datafile/Products. She also works with the magazine's National Advisory Council each month for the exclusive Ludwig Report retail/wholesale surveys. She earned a B.A. in Mass Media-Communications from the University of Akron, where she worked in the university's PBS television studio as well as on the campus newspaper.

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Environmental Issues Took Top Priority for Outgoing TIA President

John Evankovich, outgoing president of the Tire Industry Association (TIA), has worked nearly 30 years at Sam’s Club Inc. in Bentonville, Ark. He started out as a tire technician, was promoted to management positions over the years, and 15 years ago was named director of the company’s tire and battery centers.

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2018 Was a Year of Change, 2019 Will Be a Year of the Impact

What transpired in the tire industry in 2018 and what will happen in 2019? John Healy, a managing director and research analyst with Northcoast Research Holdings LLC based in Cleveland, Ohio, and author of MTD’s monthly column Your Marketplace, took on our questions and offered his thoughts and predictions.

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Tom Formanek: Keeping the Course for Success

At the Tire Industry Association’s Global Tire Expo in Las Vegas, Tom Formanek ended his turn as TIA president, handing the reins to David Martin, category director of tools and supply for American Tire Distributors Inc.

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Pre-employment Drug Testing Helps Prevent Problems, Dealers Say

Each month we ask members of our National Advisory Council (NAC) a question or questions on a current hot topic. Last month we asked, “Is drug testing part of your hiring process? How much of a problem is drugs in your workplace? If you discover one of your employees has a drug problem, what do you do?” Here are some responses.

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TIA to Celebrate 20th Anniversary of its Global Tire Expo

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is holding its 20th Global Tire Expo – Powered by TIA this year, again as part of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show. It will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center from Tuesday through Friday, Oct. 31 – Nov. 3.

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