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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Kneller Discusses What's Next for Sun Auto Tire

GB Auto Service Inc., which recently rebranded as Sun Auto Tire & Service Inc., has been busy since the 2020 edition of the MTD 100 was published. In this interview, Sun Auto Tire CEO Frank Kneller discusses what's next for the company and why he views its growth potential to be "essentially limitless."
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New TBC CEO Discusses NTB, Tire Kingdom Strategy

'We Will Always Be Keen on the Idea of Growth,' Says Bourrut
TBC Corp.'s Tire Kingdom and NTB Tire & Service Centers chains have grown to encompass nearly 630 total outlets. And TBC continues to expand its Big O Tire LLC and Midas International LLC franchise networks. In this exclusive interview, new TBC President and CEO Laurent Bourrut discusses TBC's strategy of focusing on its "core" businesses, what's next for Tire Kingdom and NTB and more.
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Discount Tire CEO: 'Nothing Is Off the Table'

Muglia Talks New Markets, Electric Vehicles, the Addition of New Services and What the Rest of 2021 Holds

As CEO of Discount Tire, Dean Muglia oversees the largest independent tire dealership in the U.S. With 1,100 total stores, Discount Tire is known for its traditional, “tires-only” model, but “I think you will see us experiment with other services more,” Muglia recently told MTD.  In this exclusive interview - Muglia's first with a tire industry publication - he discusses why "nothing is off the table" when it comes to adding more services, plus new and future markets for Discount Tire and more.


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Don't Miss the 2021 MTD 100!

Each July, MTD presents the most anticipated tire industry ranking of the year - the MTD 100, which is the most comprehensive look at the 100 largest independent tire dealerships in the U.S. that you will find anywhere.


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Podcast: MTD Editors Break Down The Top Tire Industry Stories of 2021

Join the editors of Modern Tire Dealer for The Modern Tire Dealer Show, a weekly podcast covering everything that’s important to tire dealers. In this episode, editors Mike Manges, Ron Ledgard and Joy Kopcha analyze the biggest tire industry stories of the last several months - from mergers and acquisitions to tire supply and the ongoing shipping crisis - and what they mean for you.


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Electric Trucks Pose Challenges for Tiremakers

Range, Torque and Weight Are Concerns

Electric vehicles for personal use are getting a lot of press, but electrification is coming to the domestic heavy-duty truck market, too. What impact will electric trucks have on tire design and construction? Truck tire suppliers share their thoughts in this MTD exclusive.


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