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Doster Will Replace Krcelic at TBC Brands

Marty Krcelic, president and COO of TBC Brands and executive vice president of TBC Corp., will retire on June 30 after nearly 21 years with TBC.  Succeeding Krcelic and leading TBC Brands is Geoff Doster as senior vice president of sales.


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Kumho Names Jung Global CEO and President

Il Taik Jung is the new CEO and president of Kumho Tire, the parent company of Kumho Tire USA Inc. Jung has held previous leadership positions at Kumho, including vice president of the tire manufacturer's research and development division.


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Barna to Become CEO of Yokohama Tire Corp.

Jeff Barna, president of Yokohama Tire Corp. (YTC), also will become the company's CEO on March 30. Shinichi Takimoto, whom Barna will replace as CEO of YTC, will remain chairman of the company, as well as president and CEO of Yokohama Corporation of North America.


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Former TBC Chairman and CEO Larry Day Dies

Former TBC Corp. President, CEO and Chairman Larry Day has died. Day, who joined TBC in 1998 and retired from the company in 2014, "led TBC to much success and growth during his tenure," says Erik Olsen, TBC's current president and CEO.


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OTR Tire Pioneer, Cobre Tire Founder Bob Fletcher Dies

OTR tire industry pioneer Bob Fletcher recently died at the age of 100. In 1970, Fletcher started Cobre Tire Co., which - under his leadership - became one of the largest OTR tire dealerships in North America, serving customers throughout the mining and construction industries.


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