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    1. Bridgestone Americas Makes Leadership Changes

      President and CEO Paolo Ferrari says this new organizational structure strikes a balance between execution on Bridgestone’s core tire business and the further development of its medium- and long-term sustainable and mobility solutions platforms.

      Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) is expanding several key leadership roles under CEO and President Paolo Ferrari.

      Scott Damon, currently group president, operations, has been named chief operating officer, Bridgestone Americas. As COO, Damon will have responsibility for the company’s core tire business, which includes...




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    2. Cooper Tire Reports 23.3% Q1 Sales Increase Over 2020

      Cooper Tire & Rubber Company reported a first-quarter 2021 net income of $22 million, compared with a net loss of $12 million for the same period last year.

      First-quarter net sales were $656 million compared with $532 million in the first quarter of 2020, an increase of 23.3%. The company says first-quarter net sales were positively impacted by $88 million of higher unit volume, $30 million of favorable price and mix, and $6 million of favorable foreign currency impact. Operating profit was $38 million compared with an operating loss of $6 million in the first quarter of 2020.
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    3. Registration Open For TIA July Virtual Leadership Class

      The Tire Industry Association (TIA) and MOHR Retail have opened registration for the next virtual Retail Tire Store Leadership (vRSTL) class, which starts July 3. 

      TIA says the vRTSL program is designed to help tire store managers develop the interpersonal and leadership skills needed to retain, engage and enhance their teams’ productivity and deliver exceptional performance and customer service. The course provides technology-based micro-learning, interactive, real-life, scenario-based modules and practical techniques drawn from national retail research.

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    4. Bridgestone Investing in Japanese OTR Tire Plant

      Bridgestone Corporation is investing ¥10.2 billion (approx. $94.3 million) to install new equipment for certain facilities at its Shimonoseki, Japan plant, the company’s flagship production base for tires made for mining and construction vehicles (OTR tires).

      Installation of the equipment is set to begin in 2022 and be completed by the end of 2025, the company says. Bridgestone says the new equipment will enhance the company’s production system in terms of safety, disaster preparedness, eco-friendliness, quality and productivity.

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    5. Video: Is Long-Lasting Tire Tread Most Important?

      So, you’ve sold the customer a new set of tires with the longest-lasting tread life available. That means satisfaction is guaranteed because that’s what they wanted! Right?

      Well, most customers think they want all the tread life they can get, but this might not be what’s best for them.

      Tire Review’s David Sickels explains how matching tires to the right application can help the customer the most, from the Tire Review Continental Tire Garage Studio at Babcox Media.

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    6. Goodyear Makes New Soybean Oil Procurement Policy

      The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced a new sustainable soybean oil procurement policy to show the responsible sourcing of raw materials.

      The company says through this policy it can help guide processors, farmers and all other members of the supply chain to establish practices and make sound environmental and social decisions related to the growing, harvesting and processing of soybeans.

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    7. Executive Interview with Jochen Etzel, CEO of Continental Tire the Americas

      In the last several months, Continental’s tire business solidified this customer-centric plan in its Vision 2030, a look at what the next 10 years holds for the company. In that, the tiremaker has set its sights on becoming the leader in digital tire solutions by 2030, with its dealer customers at the core of its innovation. ...

      Tire Review caught up with Etzel last month to learn more about the company’s digital-centric plans, as well as opportunities the company sees in serving the North American car parc and dealers.


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    8. Michelin Named ‘World’s Most Valuable Tire Brand’

      Michelin has become the world’s most valuable tire brand following 30% brand value growth that generated $7.9 billion over the last year, according to the latest Brand Finance report.

      It overtook Bridgestone (down 6% to $7.0 billion), which slipped from first to second place in the annual Brand Finance Tyres 10 ranking.

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    9. Goodyear Makes Leadership Changes After Cooper Acquisition

      Following the company’s recent announcement of its plans to acquire Cooper Tire, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced that Ryan Patterson, currently president of its Asia Pacific business unit, will lead the integration effort as senior vice president, business integration. Nathaniel Madarang, currently managing director of Goodyear China, will succeed Patterson as president of Goodyear Asia Pacific.

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    10. Continental Recalling Some Conti, General, Barum Tires

      Continental Tire the Americas, LLC. is recalling certain Continental, General and Barum brand tires sold as original or replacement equipment.

      According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the affected tires were cured for too long during production. Over cured tires may develop a break in the sidewall resulting in sudden air loss or a belt edge separation which could lead to a tread/belt loss. Either condition can cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

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    11. Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling certain Mastercraft Grand Touring Tires

      Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling certain Cooper CS5 Grand Touring 225/55R17 and Mastercraft LSR Grand Touring 225/55R17 tires with DOT codes 2920 through 0121.

      The tires may have low tread gauge in the shoulder slot area which could cause tread separation and sidewall failure, the National Highway Traffic Association Says says.

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    12. Hankook to Accelerate Development Time with Partnership

      Hankook is pursuing a digitalization of its office through Tableau’s data-driven analytics platform. Based on Tableau’s software platform, Hankook says it created a standard database processing algorithm that enabled the accumulation of globally-scattered data. As a result, the company says, analyzing and reporting tasks has been minimized.

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    13. BKT Awarded SQEP Gold Certification by Caterpillar

      BKT Awarded SQEP Gold Certification by Caterpillar

      Caterpillar has awarded BKT ‘s Bhuj plant SQEP (Supplier Quality Excellence Process) Gold certification, an acknowledgement reserved for suppliers who have stood out during the year for achieving the highest levels in terms of quality and control over processes, BKT says.

      Opened in 2015, Bhuj is an autonomous plant that makes the radial Earthmax tires for CAT vehicles.

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    14. CEAT Specialty Tires Names New President

      CEAT Specialty Tires Names New President

      Donald “Ryan” Loethen, a veteran of the ag tire business, has been named president of CEAT Specialty Tires Inc. , and will be responsible for sales in North and Central America. He will be based out of Jefferson City, MO.

      Before joining CEAT, Loethen was agricultural business manager, key account manager and sales process training manager for Michelin Agriculture North America. Prior to joining Michelin, Loethen was an officer in the United States Army.

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    15. Hercules Tires Details 2021 Products, Program Improvements

      Despite the ups and downs of 2020, Hercules Tires has new products for SUVs and light trucks, as well as improvements to its dealer programs in store for 2021.

       “Our mission is to continue to focus on and exceed expectations for our customers,” says Josh Simpson, senior vice president, proprietary brands, at American Tire Distributors. “With being tuned in to the independent tire dealer, we want to provide unmatched profitability to a wide selection of quality products.”
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