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Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has named Darren Wells executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Hercules Donates Tires to Schools

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 07:41:00 PST

Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. has donated tires to a pair of schools where students are learning skills to enter the automotive industry.

Vehicle Service Group (VSG) has named Kirk Dawson vice president and general manager – the Americas.

Triangle Tire USA says the site of its future U.S. tire plant has withstood its first big test — Hurricane Florence — and preparation work continues for the construction of its passenger and light truck tire factory.

ATD Enhances Its TireBuyer Online Sales Platform

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 06:10:00 PST

American Tire Distributors Inc. (ATD) is enhancing its TireBuyer online sales platform to make it easier for consumers to buy tires online.

Larry Jeffries has been named chief executive officer of Tredroc Tire Services Inc. The former Bridgestone executive’s appointment is effective Oct. 1, 2018.

TIA Board Elects Dan Nothdurft Secretary

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 08:21:00 PST

Dan Nothdurft, founder and president of Tires Tires Tires, has been elected secretary by the Tire Industry Association Board of Directors.

Falken Motorsports Continues in the Fast Lane

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 08:06:00 PST

After romping to a double victory in the last race of the VLN Endurance Championship, Falken Motorsports is now heading for the next highlight: The team of the Japanese tire manufacturer is the first customer team to provide a set of test tires for tests of the new Porsche 911 GT3 R on the Nürburgring race track.

With two rounds to go in the four-race 2018 SCORE World Desert Championship, No. 1016 Duran Motorsports looks to the Tijuana SCORE Desert Challenge to make up points in the Class 10 championship.

Hankook Tire, the exclusive tire provider for the DTM series, provided René Rast with optimal support in both low and high temperatures on the Sept. 8th and 9th races at the iconic circuit in the Eifel Mountains, Nürburgring, Germany, propelling Rast to claim two victories.

Nexen Updates Website With Texting Features

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 07:22:00 PST

Nexen Tire America Inc. has updated its website to help simplify the tire selection process for consumers.

In honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day on Sept. 19, RNR Tire Express outlets and their unofficial mascot Captain Jack Spare are celebrating the brand’s Tampa roots.

Four tire companies have been named to the global Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for 2018: Bridgestone Corp., Hankook Tire Co. Ltd., Nokian Tyres plc and Pirelli & Cie SpA.  

Eri Muca is the new director of sales for the aftermarket at Ateq TPMS Tools LC.

Brake Parts Inc. has added part numbers to its Raybestos brand Opti-Cal premium brake calipers and RPT Rust Prevention Technology plated brake calipers.

CRC Industries Inc. is partnering with the National Automotive Parts Association (NAPA Auto Parts) to support the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF), a not-for-profit organization that serves United States military personnel suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress (PTS).

Leeds West Groups Hires New CFO

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 13:59:00 PST

Leeds West Groups (LWG) has hired Peter Derschang to serve as chief financial officer and a member of the advisory board of directors.

In anticipation of four new stores opening in the next four months, and the plan to add more outlets in the future, Tire Discounters Inc. will host a day-long hiring blitz in all of its stores this week.  

Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. has joined other trucking industry leaders and celebrities this month in sponsoring Mediaplanet’s “Empowering Our Female Truck Drivers” campaign.

ALI Strengthens Vehicle Lift Testing Standard

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 06:45:00 PST

The Automotive Lift Institute’s (ALI) updated safety standard expands the third-party testing required for a vehicle lift to earn the organization’s gold certification label.