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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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College Hoops a Slam Dunk for Melvin’s Tire Pros

Sponsorship Helps Dealership Bounce Along

Providence College is one of the largest universities in Rhode Island. And Jim Melvin Jr., longtime owner of North Kingstown, R.I.-based tire dealership, Melvin’s Tire Pros, says his company’s sponsorship of the college’s basketball program has been a slam dunk.


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