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.
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.
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.