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

What’s Next For GB Auto Service? CEO Discusses Growth Plans

What’s Next For GB Auto Service? CEO Discusses Growth Plans

Frank Kneller is the CEO of GB Auto Service Inc., one of the fastest growing conglomerates of independent tire dealerships in the country. A division of Greenbriar Equity Group, GB Auto Service has acquired a number of tire dealership chains, including Lamb's Tire & Automotive Centers, Evans Tire & Service and others. In this interview, Kneller discusses the company's acquisition strategy and more.
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Hankook's President Looks Ahead to Rest of 2020

Hankook's President Looks Ahead to Rest of 2020

“We are hoping there will be lots of pent-up demand for new tires, so we are building up stocks in regional distribution centers and preparing additional segments and new product launches,” says Sooil Lee, president of Hankook Tire America Corp., as miles driven continue to increase in the U.S.
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3 Questions With Black’s Tire

3 Questions With Black’s Tire

Modern Tire Dealer is kicking off a new series of interviews with independent tire dealers. We sat down with Rick Benton and Ryan Benton from Black's Tire Service Inc. and asked them questions about issues facing the tire industry. They addressed wholesale distribution, e-commerce and the search for technicians.
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Truck Tire Market: Mid-Year Report -- Tiremakers Discuss Impact of COVID-19, When Recovery Will Begin

Truck Tire Market: Mid-Year Report -- Tiremakers Discuss Impact of COVID-19, When Recovery Will Begin

The U.S. truck tire market looked much different at the end of last year than it does now. Through the end of 2019, 18.7 million medium truck tires had been shipped through the replacement downward trajectory, but numbers were still at respectable levels. And tonnage was increasing, albeit slightly. Then, not too long later, COVID-19 hit. And to say that things have not been the same since is an understatement.
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‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want,’ But Here Are Five Reasons Why You'll Get What You Need

‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want,’ But Here Are Five Reasons Why You'll Get What You Need

You can’t always get what you want/But if you try sometime, you just might find — you get what you need.” Mick Jagger and Keith Richards wrote these lyrics in 1969 (or 1968, depending on who you believe) and I’m sure they weren’t thinking about independent tire dealers at the time. But those words do have an unexpected resonance some 50 years later.
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