Bobit Business Media: a golden celebration

Jan. 24, 2011

Bobit Business Media's flagship magazine, Automotive Fleet, celebrated its 50th anniversary with a  special "keepsake" issue in January.

The magazine and the company were started in 1961 by Ed Bobit. As chairman, he oversees 19 magazines (including Modern Tire Dealer), 40 industry Web sites and 12 trade shows and conferences. His son, Ty, runs the day-to-day operations of the company as CEO and president.

"The strength of the company is that the Bobits empower the publishers and editors to run their respective magazines their own ways because they know their industries," says Greg Smith, publisher of MTD. "This leads to industry-leading publications."

To read more about the anniversary -- and some annual tire cost data for fleets -- check out MTD Editor Bob Ulrich's latest blog, "Ed Bobit's success is Fleet-ing, and he wouldn't have it any other way."

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