2016 Editions Archives - Page 18 of 18 - Tire Review Magazine
A New Era Begins

Kumho Tire USA is embarking on a new era in 2016, Harry Choi, its president and CEO, told tire dealers during Kumho’s recent dealer meeting in St. Lucia on Dec. 3. The tiremaker underwent several major changes in 2015 including a headquarter relocation from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., to Atlanta, a major employee turnover, and working

Proud to Be a Tire Dealer: Mark Kauffman

Kauffman Tire’s CEO Mark Kauffman always knew he would continue his family’s legacy in the tire business. For generations the tire business has been in the Kauffman’s blood, and as a third-generation tire dealer, he continues his family’s legacy. The Kauffman family has built a tire empire since Harry and Eva Kauffman, Kauffman’s grandparents, opened

Dead Sensor Battery

During the initial TPMS phase-in many warned about what sounded like an impending crisis. It was the “tire guy’s apocalypse,” which sounds dramatic, but that’s the way I remember the situation being characterized. There was worry and paranoia from all sides. Some companies undoubtedly saw it as a “market opportunity,” and helped perpetuate some of

Proud to Be a Tire Dealer: Bob Nance

After retiring last year, former owner Bob Nance of Bob’s Tire Center in Red Bluff, Calif., is far from retired. Nance still can’t stay away after nearly 55 years in the tire business, 30 of those in Red Bluff. He’s still proud to be an independent tire dealer and a part of what he believes

The War on Imports

“Rinse and repeat.” Handy instructions on the back of a shampoo bottle. Also short-hand for witnessing the same sad thing over and over. An infinite loop of loopy. Like the movie “Groundhog Day,” only not nearly as funny. Titan International opened 2016 by filing petitions claiming “material injury” from imported OTR tires being “dumped” on

Proud to Be a Tire Dealer: Tire Pros Dealer Council Members

For more than 25 years, Tire Pros, a subsidiary of American Tire Distributors (since 2009), has supported the independent tire dealer. Tire Pros helps dealers strengthen their business and enhance their bottom line through marketing programs, training, financial enhancements, profitability assessments and more. Another way Tire Pros is able to help its dealers is by