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Firestone sponsors ETS top tyre technician competition

Firestone sponsors ETS top tyre technician competition

Friday 19th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Eden Tyres & Servicing (ETS) recently named the company's shortlist for their 2017 Technician Of The Year awards, sponsored by Firestone. Fast fitters from ETS’s 14 Midlands sales depots were nominated for the prestigious award and the hopeful contestants were whittled down to a shortlist of 10. Finally, one overall winner was crowned the official Technician Of The Year.

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Pirelli man earmarked to head Bridgestone in Germany

Friday 19th January 2018 | 0 Comments

After close to two decades at Pirelli, Christian Mühlhäuser will soon join Bridgestone as head of the tyre maker’s operation in Germany. According to numerous sources, he will succeed Andreas Niegsch, whose tenure as head of Bridgestone Deutschland GmbH will reportedly end this year.

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Mike Scanlon passes away

Mike Scanlon passes away

Thursday 18th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Mike Scanlon, the well-known former editor and founder of Tyre Trade News died this morning. According to friends and colleagues he “passed away peacefully in his sleep”.

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Erich Fric takes charge of Goodyear Dunlop’s North Europe consumer business

Erich Fric takes charge of Goodyear Dunlop’s North Europe consumer business

Thursday 18th January 2018 | 0 Comments

At the start of this year, Erich Fric took over as managing director of Goodyear Dunlop Tires Europe’s consumer business within the Europe North region. Fric’s region of responsibility in this new role includes the Nordic and Baltic markets, as well as Russia and the CIS countries.

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Bridgestone announces Japan management changes

Thursday 18th January 2018 | 0 Comments

The remits of a number of the Bridgestone Corporation management team in Japan will alter as of the end of March. Minoru Shimizu, currently senior vice-president and senior officer responsible for Bridgestone’s Japan Tire Business, chief executive officer of its Japan Tire strategic business unit and chairman of Bridgestone Tire Japan Co., Ltd., will hand over the last of this roles to Masahiro Isobe.

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Marvin Bozarth to retire from TIA

Marvin Bozarth to retire from TIA

Wednesday 17th January 2018 | 0 Comments

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has announced the upcoming official retirement of its senior technical consultant, Marvin Bozarth. He will farewell colleagues and industry associates at the 2018 Off-the-Road (OTR) Tire Conference, which will take place in Florida, USA from 21 to 24 February.

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Hoosier co-founder dies

Hoosier co-founder dies

Tuesday 16th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. co-founder Joyce Newton, the matriarch of the company, has passed away at the age of 85. “The thoughts and prayers of Hoosier Tire employees and Distributors are with Joyce’s family,” the company said in a statement.

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Andy Marfleet appointed Goodyear Dunlop marketing director UK

Andy Marfleet appointed Goodyear Dunlop marketing director UK

Tuesday 16th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Andy Marfleet, currently Motorcycle marketing manager EMEA, has been promoted to the position of Goodyear Dunlop marketing director UK & Ireland.

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ZC Rubber names McFerrin sales VP for Arisun brand

ZC Rubber names McFerrin sales VP for Arisun brand

Tuesday 16th January 2018 | 0 Comments

ZC Rubber has appointed Craige McFerrin vice-president of sales for the Arisun brand that is offered by its ZC America subsidiary. Previously East US region sales manager for ZC America, McFerrin racked up more than 37 years of experience in commercial vehicle tyre sales before joining ZC Rubber.

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NTDA Tyre Technician Licensing Scheme gathers momentum

Thursday 11th January 2018 | 0 Comments

The NTDA’s new Tyre Technician Professional Development Scheme, designed to raise professionalism within the tyre industry and improve technicians’ opportunities and career progression, is gathering momentum according to the association. Officially launched at the Tyre Industry Conference in October last year, the NTDA Tyre Technician Professional Development Scheme is intended to act as a form of self-regulation for the tyre retail industry and will increase the flexibility of tyre technicians by providing them with a nationally-recognised licence designed to demonstrate their competency wherever they choose to work.

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Michelin creates Europe North region, names Anish Taneja CEO

Michelin creates Europe North region, names Anish Taneja CEO

Tuesday 9th January 2018 | 0 Comments

As of 1 January 2018, Michelin is restructuring its global organisation into ten newly-created regions. The UK finds itself in what has been named the Michelin Europe North region, along with Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. Covering the former sales regions for Germany/Austria/Switzerland, the UK and the Nordics, the new regional operation is led by Anish K Taneja, who from the start of the year holds the post of chief executive officer, Michelin Europe North.

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Bartec appoints Steve Umney as Product Manager

Bartec appoints Steve Umney as Product Manager

Monday 8th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Bartec has appointed Steve Umney as the firm’s new product manager. Umney is a qualified vehicle technician with experience spanning over 20 years on the workshop floor including valuable technical assistance important to his new role at Bartec. Over last 10 years Umney has gained valuable product management experience in the Automotive Aftermarket managing hard parts and diagnostic equipment, most notably with Hella Gutmann Solutions.

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New VP at Pon Tyre Group

Monday 8th January 2018 | 0 Comments

According to our sister site in Germany, Reifenpresse.de, Gebhard Jansen has assumed the role of vice-president within the Pon Tyre Group. Jansen, managing director of German tyre wholesaler Reifen Gundlach, took over from Jannes Bouman in November 2017. Bouman is now senior vice-president of Pon Commercial Vehicles.

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Tytti Bergman to join Nokian Tyres’ management team

Tytti Bergman to join Nokian Tyres’ management team

Monday 8th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Nokian Tyres has created a new management position, senior vice-president, People & Culture, and has appointed Tytti Bergman to this role. Ms Bergman will commence on 16 April 2018 and report directly to Hille Korhonen, president and chief executive officer of Nokian Tyres.

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Change of senior management roles at Yokohama Tire Corporation

Change of senior management roles at Yokohama Tire Corporation

Friday 5th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Three major changes have taken place at Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC). All promotions are effective immediately.

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