James McCann, a former top executive at Bridgestone/Firestone Inc., died Nov. 22, 2018, in Franklin, Tenn., after a short illness. He was 88.
Kenneth L. Harris Sr., founder of Harris Tire Co. in Troy, Ala., died Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, at Troy Regional Medical Center. He was 87.
“It is with a tremendous amount of personal and professional sadness… .” No email that opens with those words can be the harbinger of good news. And it wasn’t.
The Chairman and CEO of Vogue Tyre & Rubber Co., Joel Fischer, died on July 22, 2018, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 89.
Wayne Williams, president of Wayne Williams Marketing and Counter Intelligence columnist for Modern Tire Dealer, has died.
The University of the Aftermarket Foundation has pledged that donations made in memory of former chairman Tim Lee will be used to advance industry education.
Thomas Geiger Sr., senior executive officer of Capital Tire Inc., died June 14, 2018, after a brief illness. The Perrysburg, Ohio, resident was 86.
Triangle Tyre Co. Ltd. announced that Ding Yuhua, executive chairman and director of the board, died unexpectedly on the morning of June 13, 2018. He was 69 years old.
David Russ, former public relations team member for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. and Firestone Tire & Rubber Co., has died. He was 71.
In going through my emails, I am sorry to say I missed one from January -- January 16, to be exact. That was the day Brad Schmucker, owner of Millersburg Tire Service Inc. in Millersburg, Ohio, called to tell me his 89-year-old father, Sheldon, had died the day before.
After Bob Mirman, the founder of West Coast Tire and Service Inc., died in October, his grandson wanted to find a way to honor the man who led him into the tire business. So he put a customer — an artist — to work on a 30-foot mural.
Stephen Douglas LaFerre, one of only nine editors in the 99-year history of Modern Tire Dealer, has died. He was 77.
Sheldon Salzman, a former president of Uniroyal Tire Co. credited with turning the company around in the early 1980s, died Dec. 26, 2017, in Florida. He was 87.