Mike Manges

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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.

Toyo’s Up ‘Double Digits’ in the U.S.

Nov. 27, 2023
“Our sales are extremely strong in an industry that’s slightly down,” says Tim Chaney, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.’s vice president of marketing.

Belle Tire Opens 175th Store

Nov. 27, 2023
Allen Park, Mich.-based Belle Tire Distributors Ltd. has opened its 175th location, a retail store in Alsip, Ill.
C&D Tire
“We have to show people what ADAS does, the importance of having it and what it’s going to take to recalibrate their vehicles,' says Dennis Dossett, owner of C&D Tire, which is based in Maryville, Tenn.

C&D Tire Navigates ADAS Learning Curve

Nov. 13, 2023
C&D Tire began recalibrating advanced driver assistance systems in January 2023 and its owner, Dennis Dossett, says the dealership is still learning about the service.
Sullivan Tire
'What’s important to us is preserving the brand of Sullivan Tire and recognizing our employees who helped us get there,' says Paul Sullivan, the Norwell, Mass.-based dealership's vice president of marketing (right, with Joe Zaccheo, Sullivan Tire's president and CEO.)

Sullivan Tire Execs Discuss New ESOP

Nov. 10, 2023
Transferring ownership to its employees makes Sullivan Tire Co. Inc. an even stronger company, says Paul Sullivan, the dealership’s vice president of marketing.
McMahon's Best-One Tire
'Quality employees bring in customers and happier employees are more invested” in the business' success, says Kim McMahon, co-owner of Fort Wayne, Ind.-based McMahon's Best-One Tire (with partners Randy Geyer, left, and her husband, Bubba McMahon.)

McMahon's Best-One Rolls Out 'Life-Changing' Benefits

Nov. 10, 2023
Well-compensated employees are happier, more productive and will contribute even more to your bottom line. That’s what the owners of McMahon’s Best-One Tire believe.
Photo: Telle Tire & Auto
“On the sales side, we look for a certain (amount) of revenue” when evaluating a business for acquisition, says Aaron Telle, president and CEO of Telle Tire & Auto, which is based in Webster Groves, Mo. “We really want to see at least $1 million annually. And while the (selling) price has to be right, at the end of the day,” intangibles are a factor in Telle Tire’s evaluation process.

How Telle Tire Became an Acquisition Expert

Nov. 8, 2023
When Aaron Telle became president and CEO of Telle Tire & Auto Centers, the dealership had one store. It now has 23 locations. Twenty-one have been acquisitions.