Maliyah Ramsey is a high school junior in Akron, Ohio, studying automotive technology at East Community Learning Center. Akron Public Schools is creating specific career-minded academies at each of its high schools, and it’s received a boost from Bridgestone Americas Inc. The tire maker sponsors the Bridgestone Academy of Applied Engineering and Technology, which includes an automotive curriculum, as well as electrical engineering, interactive media and welding classes.

The Hunt for Technicians

"We have 21 locations and we could probably use 21 more technicians.” Tire dealers all over the country can feel Matt Jensen’s pain.

Hiring someone who will give the customer the best experience will allow you the room to charge a fair price.

Why It's Important to Hire What You Can't Teach

What really separates you from the competitor down the street is the people in your building. And it’s not what they know. It’s the things you can’t teach. Do they care? Do they listen? Do they act like they want to make things right?

Kannan Prabhakar, managing director of Apollo Tyres Hungary, says the factory will hire its first 100 employees by July 2015.

Apollo is recruiting employees for Hungary

Apollo Tyres Ltd. is recruiting employees to work in Hungary at its soon-to-be-built Greenfield facility at Gyöngyöshalász. In the first round, 100 technicians and fresh graduate engineers will be appointed.

Ginger Jones is the new chief financial officer at Cooper.

Cooper hires Jones to replace Hughes as CFO

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.'s board of directors has elected Ginger Jones vice president and chief financial officer, effective today, Dec. 3, 2014. Jones succeeds Brad Hughes, who in July of this year was appointed president of the company’s International Operations.

Tom Williams will be splitting his time between Asia and Ohio, where he will work with Kenda associates to advance the development process within Kenda and establish new R&D centers.

Kenda emphasizes R&D with a new hire

Kenda USA has hired industry veteran Tom Williams as vice president of engineering. His first priorities will be to help build research and development centers in Taiwan and Akron, Ohio.


Tech International hires VP of marketing

Tech International has named Carol Rice vice president of marketing in North America. She will lead the company's marketing and business development strategies for its Tech, Truflex/Pang, Pang Industrial, and QuikFix brands, as well as its private label initiatives.


Yokohama brings HR guru on board

Yokohama Tire Corp. has hired Robert Harrelson as its new vice president of human resources and administration. He replaces Rex Simpson, who retired in September.

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