Dave Crawford, formerly marketing director for American Car Care Centers and now vice president of business development for Mail America, joins the staff as a contributing editor. Crawford, who also held posts with Uniroyal and Merchant’s Tire, will write feature stories and work on special projects for the magazine and its affiliated properties.
Also joining the magazine is Tom Duke, a veteran public relations professional who worked for BFGoodrich Tire Co. and, most recently, headed the Michelin account team for Jackson Dawson in Greenville, S.C. Duke will write major features for the publication.
“Bringing the best experience and insight to readers has been our primary goal, and we have assembled a knowledgeable, engaged and creative group of contributors who help us do just that,” said Jim Smith, editor of Tire Review. “With the addition of Dave and Tom, we have added greater depth to our already unmatched team, and they are ready to share their real-world tire industry expertise with our readers.” (Tire Review/Akron)