Ron Ledgard

Ron Ledgard

Managing Editor

Ron Ledgard is the managing editor for Modern Tire Dealer and Auto Service Professional. He previously worked for The Athletic, the Akron Beacon Journal and DK Pittsburgh Sports. He started at MTD and ASP in January of 2021. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. #H2P He enjoys the outdoors, sports, cooking (or, at least, eating food) and running (but that is a work in progress).

ARTICLES

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College Hoops a Slam Dunk for Melvin’s Tire Pros

Sponsorship Helps Dealership Bounce Along

Providence College is one of the largest universities in Rhode Island. And Jim Melvin Jr., longtime owner of North Kingstown, R.I.-based tire dealership, Melvin’s Tire Pros, says his company’s sponsorship of the college’s basketball program has been a slam dunk.


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Servicing Coal Mines Takes Teamwork

King Tire Partners With OTR Tire Supplier to Optimize Tire Life

Building a tire to service coal mines takes a team. That’s what King Tire Service Inc. of Bluewell, W.Va., and Yokohama Tire Corp. discovered while working with several coal mining companies throughout West Virginia to develop an OTR tire, the Yokohama Y67 IND-3, some 10 years ago. 


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