Tag: obituary

Roy Croft passes at 89

Roy Croft passes at 89

11th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Roy Croft, who was managing director of Stapleton’s for most of the second half of the twentieth century, died with family at his side at the age of 89 on Sunday 7 October following a short battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Jean.

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Wheelwrights’ Charity chairman Richard Sermon dies

Wheelwrights’ Charity chairman Richard Sermon dies

5th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Richard Sermon, MBE, Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights and Chairman the Wheelwrights’ Charity, the NTDA’s chosen charity, died on 2 September after a short illness. Sermon was a major advocate for closer engagement between the ancient craft of the Wheelwrights and the modern-day tyre industry, he actively encouraged tyre industry professionals to join the Wheelwrights, attended NTDA events and supported the establishment of the annual NTDA Tyre Technician of the Year Award.

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Inter-Sprint founder Van Vliet dies

Inter-Sprint founder Van Vliet dies

4th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Tributes are being made to Job van Vliet, the founder and owner of the Inter-Sprint Group, who died on Thursday 30 August at the age of 77. Under his leadership Inter-Sprint grew to become one of the largest tyre wholesalers in Europe, with group businesses including De Sprint Autobanden, Inter-Tire and the Bandenexpress. In 2014 the company bought Van de Ban Banden. At the same time the companies he founded grew, van Vliet himself also prospered eventually becoming one of the hundred richest people in the Netherlands, according to Quote magazine.

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Lyn Barrett passes away

Lyn Barrett passes away

20th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Tributes are being made to Lyn Barrett, who died yesterday (19 July 2018) after a short battle with illness.

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Triangle mourns chairman Ding Yuhua

Triangle mourns chairman Ding Yuhua

19th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Ding Yuhua, Triangle Tyre’s chairman, died on 13 June 2018 at the age of 70. In addition to running the large Chinese tyre manufacturer, Ding Yuhua, was deputy to the 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th Chinese National People’s Congress, deputy to the 8th and 9th Shandong Provincial People’s Congress, member of Weihai People’s Congress Standing Committee and senior vice president of China Rubber Industry Association (CRIA).

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Obituary: Bodo Buschmann

Obituary: Bodo Buschmann

30th April 2018 | 0 Comments

The team at automotive refinement specialist Brabus is mourning the death of its founder and chief executive officer, Prof. h.c. Bodo Buschmann, who passed away on 26 April 2018 after a short illness.

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Mike Scanlon passes away

Mike Scanlon passes away

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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Hoosier co-founder dies

Hoosier co-founder dies

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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Formula One Autocentres CEO Paul Glencross dies

Formula One Autocentres CEO Paul Glencross dies

14th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Formula One Autocentres has announced the unexpected death of co-CEO Paul Glencross.

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Harvey Brodsky dies

Harvey Brodsky dies

26th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Harvey Brodsky, the former managing director of TRIB and founder of RTA, died on 17 September following complication from lung cancer. Brodsky had been diagnosed in March and given two to three weeks to live, but fought the illness for another six months.

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Obituary: Alexander Bahlmann

Obituary: Alexander Bahlmann

22nd August 2017 | 0 Comments

Continental has reported the untimely death of Alexander Bahlmann, who headed communications and public relations for passenger car and light truck tyres within the company’s Tire division. Bahlmann died suddenly last Friday, aged just 46.

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Obituary: Former Bulldog chairman Mike Edwards

11th April 2017 | 0 Comments

It is with sadness we report that Mike Edwards, final chairman of Bulldog Remoulds Ltd prior to it joining Bridgestone, died on 8 April, aged 78, after a determined battle against cancer.

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Rubber Asia publisher John Powath passes away

Rubber Asia publisher John Powath passes away

29th March 2017 | 0 Comments

John Powath, CEO of Asian Business Media (ABM), which published titles including Rubber Asia, passed away at night on 28 March 2017, in Kochi, India. A well-known personality in the rubber industry, John Powath had a wide circle of friends in the industry. He was associated with All India Rubber Industries Association (AIRIA) for decades and played a crucial role in the growth of the association and its flagship event, India Rubber Expo (IRE).

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Kraiburg entrepreneur Peter Schmidt dies at 85

Kraiburg entrepreneur Peter Schmidt dies at 85

10th February 2017 | 0 Comments

Kraiburg Group is mourning the passing of highly esteemed shareholder Peter Schmidt. From 1954 to 1999 he participated actively in the company’s operations and as a member of the management board he implemented numerous decisions that shaped the company’s history.

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Continental’s Tom Whittaker dies

3rd January 2017 | 0 Comments

Continental Tyre Group has announced that Tom Whittaker passed away on 19 December 2016.

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