Industry News



Darren Thomas to Replace Richard Smallwood as Top SRNA Exec

Longtime President and CEO Smallwood Announces Retirement

Richard Smallwood, president and CEO of Sumitomo Rubber North America (SRNA) - a Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. subsidiary - has announced his retirement. He will be succeeded on Jan. 1 by Darren Thomas, who was named SRNA's senior vice president and chief operating officer this past year.

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Discount Tire Is Acquiring Tire Rack

Two of the largest names in the tire industry will become one. Discount Tire, the largest independent tire dealer in the U.S. with 1,100 stores, is acquiring Tire Rack, the industry's oldest and largest online tire seller.

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Pirelli Honors Its Best Suppliers

Pirelli & Cie SpA acknowledged nine of its suppliers with awards to reward the companies that have distinguished themselves in making Pirelli’s supply chain even more sustainable, innovative and of the highest possible quality.

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