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ATD Hosts ATDWheels Virtual Open House

American Tire Distributors Inc. (ATD) hosted its first, fully interactive ATDWheels Virtual Open House last week. The event gave more than 3,000 customers an in-depth look at the ATDWheels portfolio, including new wheel styles and digital wheel-selling tools.


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TIA

Incoming TIA President Nothdurft Outlines Key Issues for 2021

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) will have a new president next month, when Dan Nothdurft takes the organization's helm. In this interview, Nothdurft - who is the president of Tires Tires Tires, a four-location, independent tire dealership based in Sioux City, Iowa - previews some of the things that TIA members can expect to see from the association in 2021. This includes the continuation of TIA’s popular training webinars and other efforts.


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Next PLT Tariff Ruling Delayed to End of 2020

The ongoing investigation of whether passenger and light truck tires imported from South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam are being dumped in the U.S. market for less than fair value definitely won’t be settled in 2020. The Department of Commerce has agreed to a 50-day extension for preliminary determinations.


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Webinar

'Preparing to Win in 2021:' Register Now for Oct. 22 MTD Webinar

Are you doing everything you can to make 2021 the most successful year in the history of your dealership? Join MTD on Thursday, Oct. 22, at 2 p.m. EDT for an exclusive webinar, “Preparing to Win in 2021," during which tire industry executives and experts will share advice and best practices that you can immediately implement at your business.

 

 


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PTNA

MTD Exclusive: CEO Berardi Outlines Pirelli's Plans for North America

Pietro Berardi is no stranger to the automotive aftermarket, having held senior leadership positions in the Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi alliance and FCA Group. Seven months into his role as CEO of Pirelli Tire North America Inc. (PTNA), Berardi also has become an expert on the North American tire industry. In this MTD exclusive, Berardi - who has been tasked with strengthening Pirelli's presence in North America - discusses the company's product strategy, its participation in the future mobility ecosystem, his take on the market as 2020 winds down and other topics.


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TBC Announces Additional Executive Changes

TBC Corp. has hired Rodger Smith to be the president and COO of National Tire Warehouse (NTW.) TBC also has announced that Don Byrd, the current president and COO of NTW, will replace Glenn Gravatt, president and COO of TBC Purchasing Co., when Gravatt retires in March 2021.


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TireHub Ted Becker

TireHub Hires VP of Sales

TireHub LLC has hired Ted Becker to serve as the vice president of sales. For Becker, who spent 21 years working for Michelin North America Inc., it marks a return to the tire industry.


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