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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 – including Asia, Europe and North America – in pursuit of stories that will help independent tire dealers move their businesses forward.

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Joy Riding

Joy Kopcha

Joy Kopcha

Senior Editor & Digital Projects Editor

Joy Kopcha is a journalist of nearly 20 years who joined Modern Tire Dealer in 2014. As senior editor she keeps her news skills sharp studying twists and turns in the industry, whether it’s tariffs, tire import trends or mergers and acquisitions. Joy also coordinates MTD’s recognition of young leaders On the Rise, and profiles our annual Tire Dealer of the Year.

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B.O.B. Blog

Bob Ulrich

Bob Ulrich

Retired Editor

A 35-year Modern Tire Dealer veteran, Bob Ulrich was editor of MTD from 2000 through 2020 and the author of the B.O.B. blog, whose posts are archived here. Before joining MTD, Bob earned a B.A. in English literature from Ohio Northern University. He also holds J.D. of Law from The University of Akron.

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