Mike Manges

Mike Manges

Editor

Mike Manges is Modern Tire Dealer’s 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.

ARTICLES

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New Toyo CEO Sees Big Opportunities

'Our Biggest Challenge is Getting More Supply to Market'

Michael Graber, the new president and CEO of Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp., says there is high demand for the company's products. “Our distributors and dealers are asking for more supply and are very optimistic about 2022." Graber discusses how Toyo plans to meet heightened levels of demand  - plus other opportunities the company is pursuing  - in this MTD interview.


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Kenda Chairman Discusses Demand, Shipping and Tariffs

Yang Expects Double-Digit Growth in 2022

Jimmy Yang, chairman of Kenda Rubber Industrial Co. Ltd., recently sat down with MTD to discuss Kenda's growth, how the company is working around the ongoing shipping crisis, steps it has taken to mitigate the impact of tariffs and his thoughts on tire demand as 2022 continues.


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3 Questions with Joe Flynn of Flynn's Tire & Auto Service

Dealership Develops Labor Shortage Work-Arounds

With more than 30 locations, Flynn’s Tire & Auto Service is one of the largest and fastest-growing independent tire dealerships in the western Pennsylvania/eastern Ohio area. Joe Flynn III, the company's president, discusses the challenges that come with growth in this MTD exclusive.


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Nokian Builds on Forward Momentum

New Products, Customers Are on the Way in 2022

"Momentum” might be the operative word at Nokian Tyres plc right now. Coming off a record year in which the company grew its Americas sales by nearly 40%, Nokian is expanding its product offering with the Hakkapeliitta R5 - the latest addition to its signature winter tire family - and its new Outpost line of all-terrain tires.


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