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

June 24, 2021

Welcome to the debut of The Modern Tire Dealer Show, a weekly podcast covering everything that’s important to tire dealers.

This week, MTD's editors — Mike Manges, Ron Ledgard and Joy Kopcha — take a deep dive into the biggest tire industry stories of the last several months. From major mergers and acquisitions to tire supply and the ongoing shipping crisis, MTD's editors analyze what's happening, what it means for tire dealers and what to expect next.

Upcoming episodes of The Modern Tire Dealer Show will feature interviews with some of the biggest names in the tire industry — including tire dealers and tire company executives — as well as industry experts.

About the Author

Joy Kopcha | Managing 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.

About the Author

Mike Manges | Editor

Mike Manges is Modern Tire Dealer’s editor. A 25-year 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.