Mike Manges

Mike Manges

Editor

Mike Manges is Modern Tire Dealer’s editor. A 25-year 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.

ARTICLES

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'We Want to Grow Further With You,' Nexen Tells Dealers

Executives Talk Supply, OE Strategy, Distribution and More

"We want to grow further with you," John Hagan, executive vice president of sales for Nexen Tire America Inc., told customers during this week's Nexen dealer meeting in Banff, Alberta. In this interview, Hagan and Brian Han, Nexen Tire America's CEO, discuss supply, the company's original equipment strategy, distribution and more.


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MTD 100: Fast Facts From This Year’s List

A Snapshot of Facilities, Brands and Locations
The MTD 100, featured in the July 2022 issue of MTD, is the most in-depth look at the largest independent tire dealerships in the U.S. that you will find anywhere. Here are some fast facts about some of this year’s MTD 100 dealerships.
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MTD 100 Dealers Share Tips For Finding Good People

'People Have Always Been the Biggest Factor in Whether a Location Succeeds or Struggles'

Finding help is arguably the biggest challenge facing independent tire dealers today. And the largest tire dealerships in the United States are not immune to this problem. In this exclusive, MTD 100 dealers share solutions for finding - and keeping - good people.


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The ABCs of Plus Sizing

Changing a Vehicle's Look Can Change Its Performance

Joe Findeis, publisher of The Ultimate Wheel & Tire Plus Sizing Guide, has provided expert advice on plus sizing tire and wheel packages for more than 40 years - both at the retail level and as a consultant to the tire industry. 


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Pirelli CEO Eyes More Growth in High-Diameter, EV Segments

Zanardo Also Discusses Why Growing with Dealers is 'The Only Way'

Claudio Zanardo has been CEO of Pirelli Tire North America Inc. for only eight months, but he’s moving the company forward on a number of fronts, building on its strengths. Zanardo and Ian Coke, chief technical officer, Pirelli North America, discuss those initiatives in this MTD interview.


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