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No road is entirely flat. Even a small tar strip or dip causes movement in the suspension. This movement is controlled by the spring and

News & People

Nucap Appoints New VP of Business Development

NUCAP Brake Components says it will invest substantially in the next five years to establish its position in North American aftermarket brake components supply. This investment will include re-engineering OE new part introductions for the aftermarket, retooling the most popular part numbers in the aftermarket and appointing Robert Bosco as...

Longtime Marangoni CEO Passes Away

Massimo De Alessandri, the long-time CEO of Marangoni who ended his 30-year career in 2017, has passed away. He was 58. During this time, he was also chairman of Marangoni Group subsidiaries such as Eurorubber (2011-2016), Pneusmarket (2001-2016) and Marangoni Tread (2003-2009), managing director of Marangoni Tyre (2004-2017) and director...

CMA/Double Coin Appoints Aaron Murphy as Senior Vice President

Double Coin and CMA announced Aaron Murphy has been appointed senior vice president. CMA says Murphy will focus on further developing the sales teams and strategies in North America as well as supporting corporate objectives underway to support the growth. Prior to his return to CMA, Murphy served as vice...

CMA Announces Retirement of Walt Weller

Double Coin and CMA announced that effective July 31, 2022, Walt Weller will retire from his role as senior vice president. Weller will still serve as a consultant, according to CMA. Weller’s retirement follows a tenure with the company of more than 16 years, during which CMA says he was...

BKT Announces Leadership Transition in U.S., Canada

BKT has promoted Douglas C. Kershaw to president and Chris Rhoades to vice president of off-the-road (OTR) business of BKT USA effective Aug. 1. Alan Eskow, vice president of BKT Canada, has now been appointed vice president of the agri-industrial business of BKT USA. BKT says he will continue to...

Stokes Tire Owner Thomas ‘T’ Beroth, Jr., Dies

Thomas Jasper “T” Beroth, Jr., owner of Stokes Tire & Automotive in King, North Carolina, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family after a two-year battle against ALS. He was 65 years old, according to his obituary. “T,” as his family and friends called him, owned and...

Nucap Appoints New VP of Business Development

NUCAP Brake Components says it will invest substantially in the next five years to establish its position in North American aftermarket brake components supply. This investment will include re-engineering OE new part introductions for the aftermarket, retooling the most popular part numbers in the aftermarket and appointing Robert Bosco as...

Continental Showcasing New Technology at Automechanika

Mastering complex technology, driving digitalization and becoming more sustainable, according to Continental, are the topics on which it will focus for its workshop and aftermarket partners at this year’s Automechanika in Frankfurt. The company will present solutions at the international aftermarket trade show – including SINDRI, the new, digital, direct...

Ohio Tire & Auto Association Holds Annual Golf Outing

The Ohio Tire and Automotive Association (OTAA) held its annual golf outing at The Country Club at Muirfield Village – just a golf-ball-throw throw away from the beautiful Muirfield Village Golf Club, where the PGA holds its annual Memorial Golf Tournament. OTAA President Jeff Wallick kicked the outing off with...

New Hankook Gauge Data: 77% of Americans Will Road Trip This Year

With summer travel well underway, Hankook Tire has released new data from its Gauge Index about how Americans are traveling. Though Hankook found that gas prices are impacting how frequently Americans are driving, the data reveals that most Americans (77%) expect to take a road trip between now and the end...

2022 Conti GOLD Meeting: New Partnerships, New Taglines & Dealer Tools

Between relaxing poolside, talking shop and digging their toes into the white, sandy beaches of Punta Cana, Continental Tire GOLD Dealers were rewarded for their success during the company’s 2022 GOLD Dealer Trip to the Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana Resort in the Dominican Republic. During the week-long getaway, 300-plus GOLD...

Bridgestone, Microsoft Work Together for Tire Analytics Integration

Bridgestone has announced a collaboration with Microsoft to use Microsoft Azure to accelerate development and go-to-market strategies in support of Bridgestone’s digital transformation and sustainable solutions portfolio. The company says advanced and predictive maintenance analytics deliver more significant productivity and efficiency for customers. Using Azure will enable Bridgestone to show...

Podcasts

Pronto Network President Featured on AMN Drivetime [Podcast]

In this episode of AMN Drivetime, Bill and Robert also dive into the following topics: 0:50 – How Robert was recruited to the aftermarket right out of high school 3:06 – How it feels to go from stocking parts shelves to leading a national program group 5:24 – What Pronto...

4 New Tires in 1 Year: Nexen Talks Product Strategy, Marketing Goals [Audio]

In the last year, Nexen Tire America has launched four tires in key segments with no plans of stopping. It has also moved its headquarters from southern California to Richfield, Ohio, to be closer to its R&D center, and has doubled down on its motorsports partnerships and OE fitments. So,...

Tire Discounters’ Jamie Ward: Always Be a Student of the Business

Jamie Ward is a true tire guy. From the time he was a young boy, he worked for his grandfather, a firefighter who ran an auto shop out of his garage. He learned the ropes there, and by age 15, he had the skills equivalent to an ASE-qualified Master Technician....

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