Items Tagged with 'Matt Leeper'


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SRNA Is ‘Laser Focused’ on Dealers & Falken Brand

Tire dealers who have learned to adjust to the industry’s uncertainties of the past two years aren’t off the hook yet. Matt Leeper, vice president of sales for Sumitomo Rubber North America Inc., told a group of Falken dealers that the latest economic conditions are changing the game again. Last year’s product shortage worries have transitioned to concerns about higher inventory levels.

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‘Tier-Four Is In Total Chaos’

Shipping delays, price increases and the impact of new tariffs are all having a big effect on the U.S. tire market, but all three hitting the industry at once is creating an especially chaotic situation in the lower tiers. Executives from Sumitomo Rubber North America Inc. broke down the chaos during their latest dealer forum.
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