Articles by Mike Manges

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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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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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