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Mike Manges


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.

Lori Mavrigian

Managing Editor

Lori Mavrigian joined Modern Tire Dealer in 1979 as assistant editor. She held several key positions leading to her current title of managing editor, a post she also holds for MTD’s sister publication Auto Service Professional. Mavrigian also is the liaison between MTD and its National Advisory Council. She earned a B.A. in Mass Media-Communications at the University of Akron, where she worked on the college newspaper and at the campus’ PBS television station.

Joy Kopcha

Senior Editor & Digital Projects Editor

After more than a dozen years working as a newspaper reporter in Kansas, Indiana and Pennsylvania, Joy Kopcha joined Modern Tire Dealer as senior editor in 2014. She has covered murder trials, a prison riot and more city council, county commission and school board meetings than she cares to remember.

Greg Smith


Greg Smith, publisher of Modern Tire Dealer is responsible for the brand’s business operations. MTD is where Greg got his start, and through most of the last three decades, has led it to tire market prominence. A 40-year veteran of automotive trade publishing, Greg Smith has held various publishing positions at the management level. He has worked extensively on both the editorial and publishing sides of the business and is a recognized expert in the aftermarket and tire industries. As such, he is a frequent speaker at many industry events. He has traveled internationally as an advocate for the industries he serves. Greg is also the publisher of Auto Service Professional magazine. From his early years in the market, Greg has been active participating on industry committees and boards. Among the early ones were APAA and ASIA, and has since participated in AWDA, SEMA, NTDRA, TIA and TANA. Greg graduated cum laude from the University of Akron with a B.A. in Mass Media.

Karen Runion

Production Manager

Karen Runion has had many positions since joining Modern Tire Dealer in 1974 -- from an assistant in the production department and secretary to the MTD Staff to her current position as Production Manager and Office Manager. As Production Manager, her duties include working with advertisers and their advertising agencies.

Dan Thornton

Sales Manager

Dan has been in media sales for automotive aftermarket publications since 1988 in a variety of roles. His 25+ years in the vehicle maintenance industry provides advertisers valuable industry knowledge and experience with campaigns directed at automotive / truck service providers.


Bob Marinez

Midwest, South

Bob is a veteran specialist in B2B media sales. He is an expert in integrated media sales and has backgrounds in several industrial backgrounds. He holds a BA from Western Michigan University and has graduate courses from Northwestern University.

Marianne Dyal

Sales Manager

Marianne graduated from the University of Southern California with a BS in Marketing Management. For the last twenty plus years, she has sold media in all facets of the automotive aftermarket including distribution, service, tire and collision repair.