Mike Manges

Executive Editor

Mike Manges is Modern Tire Dealer’s executive editor. A 20-year-plus tire industry veteran, he is a three-time International Automotive Media Association award winner and holds a Gold Award from the Association of Automotive Publication Editors. Mike has traveled the world in pursuit of stories that will help independent tire dealers move their businesses forward. Before rejoining MTD in September 2019, he held corporate communications positions at two Fortune 500 companies, and served as MTD’s senior editor from 2000 to 2010.

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Aftermarket Demands Access to Vehicle Data

A draft of a bill that would give car owners and independent auto repair facilities, including tire dealerships, access to telematically transmitted vehicle diagnostic and repair data is circulating on Capitol Hill.


Great expectations

Expectations were high going into last month’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show. Both SEMA and the Tire Industry Association (TIA), which hosted the first-ever Global Tire Expo — Powered by TIA as part of the 2010 SEMA Show, promised to deliver an event that more effectively met the needs of tire industry exhibitors and attendees.


Growing and green

Hankook Tire America Corp. bills itself as the fastest-growing tire manufacturer in the United States. The company is indeed expanding at a rapid clip.


No longer a 'fast follower'

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is bringing new tires to market more rapidly than ever in an effort to shed its reputation as a “fast follower,” according to Chuck Yurkovich, Cooper vice president, global technical.


A universal TPMS sensor?

The market now has a universal, one-size-fits-all tire pressure sensor, says Carl Wacker, global vice president of sales and marketing for Schrader International.


Staying power

Last year was challenging for Don Nebelsick, co-owner of Don’s Tire & Supply, a two-outlet farm tire dealership in Abilene, Kan.


One million and counting...

In just 10 years, the Michelin X One wide-base truck tire has gone from niche product status to widespread, mainstream acceptance, according to Michelin North America Inc. (MNA) officials.

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