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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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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Podcast: Do You Have the Right HR Systems in Place? Real-World Advice From an Expert

Ever wonder if you have the right HR systems and processes in place? In this episode of The Modern Tire Dealer Show, Jamie Hasty, vice president of SESCO Management Consultants - which advises some of the country's leading tire dealerships - offers real-world advice, from how to optimize your employee interview process to compensation plans, employee handbooks and more.




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Podcast: Tire Industry Gears Up for Strong Finish to 2021

August has been an action-packed month for the North American tire industry. In this episode of The Modern Tire Dealer Show, MTD’s editors discuss the top stories of the last several weeks, while providing commentary and analysis that you will not find anywhere else. There’s a lot going on - including strong indicators that the positive momentum that our industry is generating will continue through the rest of the year. Learn all about it right here! 


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Service Equipment: Repair or Replace?

Consider Safety, Efficiency and Productivity When Deciding, say Experts
Having the right equipment can mean the difference between a store that is doing well or a store that is struggling. Craig Bruneel, president of Bruneel Point S Tire & Auto, learned that lesson years ago, and now all 12 of his locations have a process to evaluate whether it's time to replace or repair a piece of equipment.
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