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Stephen LaFerre, Highly Regarded Industry Journalist, Dies

Tire industry veteran Stephen LaFerre passed away last week after a brief illness at a hospital in Akron, Ohio. He was 77.

Steve LaFerre
Classic Jim, Here’s to You

Anyone who Visited Jim’s office was immediately taken with his Jack Daniel’s oak barrel hanging rack. Upon the barrel Jim displayed lanyards from the more than 400 industry events, trade shows, conferences and dealer meetings he attended during his 30 years in the tire industry and 16 years as editor of Tire Review.  Every badge

Remembering Jim Smith

Longtime Tire Review Editor Jim Smith passed away unexpectedly Feb. 18 while attending the Tire Industry Association OTR Conference. He was 57. Jim spent more than 30 years working in the tire and automotive industries, with the last 16 years spent at the helm of Tire Review. Those who knew Jim know he was very