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.
Joyce Newton, the co-founder of Hoosier Racing Tire Corp., has died. She was 85.
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”
Bruce Halle, the founder and chairman of Discount Tire and America's Tire, the nation's largest independent tire dealer, died on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. He was 87.
Al Gaspar, former president and CEO of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), died Nov. 25, 2017, at his home in Cave Creek, Ariz.