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Tech International Adds a Consumer Brand

A Johnstown, Ohio-based manufacturer of professional tire repair materials has ventured into consumer products. Tech International (Johnstown) LLC’s new Tech Outdoors brand is focused on off-road power sports.

Hee Se Ahn, president of Hankook Tire America Corp., says the new Laufenn brand surpassed expectations for growth in its first year.
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2015 SEMA Show -- Tires, Tools and Technology

With upwards of 2,300 exhibit booths showcasing thousands of products, the annual four-day Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show is an extravaganza of choice for attendees involved in the automotive industry. Yet some trends that speak to the over-arching preoccupations of tire dealers emerged from the abundance of products on display at this year’s edition, which ran Nov. 3-6 in Las Vegas.

Members of Tech International’s leadership team are pictured by artwork created to honor the company’s 75-year history: (from left) Bill Johnson, general manager North America; Gary Crawford, managing director–Tech Europe; Henry Jackson, general manager Tech China; Valentin Iankov, general manager Nippon Tech; Cheryl Poulton, chairman; Nikki Layne, director; and Dan Layne, president.
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Training is part of every sale

Seventy-five years ago in a barn behind his central Ohio home, Charles Cornell invented a rubber vulcanizing process that he used to develop repairs for tires and inner tubes in hot or cold applications. The invention, which Cornell named the “2-Way” repair, launched Tech International.

Members of the Tech International leadership team by artwork created to capture the company’s 75-year history (from left): Bill Johnson, general manager North America; Gary Crawford, managing director Tech Europe; Henry Jackson, general manager Tech China; Valentin Iankov, general manager Nippon Tech; Cheryl Poulton, chairman; Nikki Layne, director; Kim Hansen, senior vice president, treasurer and CFO; Dan Layne, president; Barry Gant, VP of corporate development; Gary Armstrong, senior VP global marketing and sales; Bob Overs, senior VP and chief operating officer; Carol Rice, VP of business development, North America; Roger Blocher, VP of information services.
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Tech International celebrates 75 years

Seventy-five years ago in a barn behind his central Ohio home, Charles Cornell developed a rubber vulcanizing process for developing repairs for tires and inner tubes in hot or cold applications. The invention launched Tech International, which today makes and distributes more than 10,000 tire repair, wheel service and industrial rubber products to customers in 95 countries.

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Michelin Earthmover launches repair program

Michelin Earthmover is partnering with Tech International and leading Michelin Earthmover dealers to launch the Michelin Earthmover Repair Accreditation Program, providing consistent and quality earthmover tire repairs in Michelin’s accredited repair shops.

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Three new managers at Tech International

Tech International announces the hiring of Scott Pinson as training manager. In this role, Pinson will oversee development of technical and service training for the Tech and Truflex/Pang brands on a global basis.

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