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Tyres International Founder Dies

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Tyres International Inc. founder Thomas C. “TC” Johnson died on Sept.15, 2016. He was 93 years old.tcthomas

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TC started his career in the tire industry in 1946 at Pennsylvania Rubber after serving as a first lieutenant in World War II. He later worked for Mohawk Rubber Co. as vice president sales for 12 years.

In 1970, he founded Tyres International Inc. and worked at the company until his retirement in 2000.

Under his leadership, Tyres International introduced various brands of passenger, truck, and specialty tire brands to the USA market, including Ceat, Barum, Matador, Mitas, Tiber, MRF, Belshina Apollo, Matech, Melbourne and BKT.

Growing up in Pittsburgh, TC was an avid Steelers fan and is remembered by family and friends for his creativity, integrity, care for employees, and sense of humor.

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