Michelin Group has named Scott Clark as the next chairman and president of Michelin North America, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Joanie Martin also has been named chief administrative officer, a newly created role in the company.
“Scott has represented the voice of Michelin customers with dependable passion in our organization for more than 20 years,” said Jean-Dominique Senard, CEO of Michelin Group, based in Clermont-Ferrand, France. “Scott is well-equipped to lead Michelin North America, especially as we transition next year to a new organizational structure.”
GAC says it will enter the U.S. market with its midsize GS8 SUV. That model will need to be high quality, loaded with technology and interior content, and be competitively priced to stand a chance of gaining a foothold here, industry analyst Jessica Caldwell says.
Tires represent one of a fleet’s largest operating costs, so having an effective tire management program is essential. But that doesn’t mean it has to be overly complex. Even small fleets without a dedicated “tire guy” can put in place a simple, but effective, tire management program.
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Mike Buck, president of MCB Consulting, is a fan of using a calendar, and his consulting firm has helped several fleets reduce tire costs by implementing one. Most tire manufacturers offer tire calendars that can be installed on tractors and trailers.
“It can be used to manage your tires if you can’t afford air inflation systems and you can’t thoroughly inspect every tire in every yard every day,” Buck explained.
Every time a unit’s tires are given a thorough visual inspection – inflation, tread depth, wear patterns – the day of the month is written into …
As Linglong Tire notes, China imports more than 80 per cent of the natural rubber its manufacturers use. The company views rubber sourced from dandelions as a potential strategic raw material in the coming years, and in order to promote the industrialisation of dandelion rubber, it plans to invest RMB 30 million (£3.4 million) to set up a new company. The tentative name for this firm is Linglong Dandelion Science and Technology Development Company.
Tires that have reached the end of the road are being harvested for carbon black and used to produce powder coatings in a new cooperation between AkzoNobel and Dutch company Black Bear.
The cradle-to-cradle certified carbon black supplied by Black Bear – which is obtained from end-of-life tires – is being used as pigment in the eco-premium products developed by AkzoNobel’s Powder Coatings business.
Panasonic CEO Tom Gebhardt on customers, Tesla and product life cycles at Los Angeles Auto Show LAAS. Tom Gebhardt was Named Chairman and CEO of Panasonic Corporation recently. Gebhardt talks about betting big on electric cars.
Green Carbon, Inc. has teamed up with Caterpillar Power Systems to develop an eco-friendly tire recycling system.
The bio-congeneration system uses Green Carbon’s TVR System and Caterpillar’s custom-designed generator to produce electricity for its processes. The system uses Syn Gas, generated from processing tires, belting and rubber tracks.
According to a life cycle assessment by Earth Shift Global, the system will reduce CO2E emissions by millions of pounds.
Triangle Tire, one of the largest Chinese tire manufacturers, will build a $580 million manufacturing plant in North Carolina, the company announced Tuesday.
“Today… is a very important say for Triangle that is worth celebrating,” said Triangle Tire Chairman Ding Yuhua, who met with Gov. Roy Cooper to make the announcement. “This significant investment will play a key role in Triangle Tire’s growth strategy worldwide and represents a strong commitment to our customers in North America.”