Paulo Ferrari to succeed retiring Gordon Knapp as Bridgestone Americas CEO


TOYKO—Bridgestone is promoting Paulo Ferrari to president, CEO and chief operating officer of Bridgestone Americas Inc.

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Executive of the Year: P. Gren Schoch’s leadership a constant at AirBoss


While a few key leaders have come and gone, since the beginning one always has remained at the very top as a mainstay to guide the ever-expanding business on a steady course: P. Gren Schoch.

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Michelin targets zero CO2 emissions at all plants


PARIS—Michelin has set a target of zero CO2 emissions by 2050 as part of its sustainability commitment with an approach based on “consuming less” and an “energy transition.”

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Goodyear expands Midwest presence by purchasing Raben Tire


Goodyear Tire announced that it is expanding its company-owned presence in the Midwest by purchasing Raben Tire Company.

The purchase advances Goodyear’s Connected Business Model and enables Goodyear’s ability to win and grow in the rapidly changing tire business by making it easier for consumers and fleets to buy and recommend Goodyear tires.

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Formula 1 teams select Pirelli tires for 2020 race season


ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates—The 10 teams competing in the global Formula 1 racing championship have voted unanimously to continue using 2019-specification Pirelli racing tires in 2020.

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Automakers to pay $3 billion in new U.S. tariffs under USMCA: budget estimate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s rewrite of North American trade rules will cost automakers nearly $3 billion more in tariffs over the next decade for cars and parts that will not meet higher regional content requirements over the next decade, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates.


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Maxxis to sponsor ‘Triple Crown’ of off-road desert racing events


SUWANEE, Ga. – Hoping to leverage its bonafides as a supplier of competition off-road tires, Maxxis International – USA has agreed to become the title sponsor of a new “Triple Crown” of desert races sanctioned by Best in the Desert.

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Frugal and obsessed by efficiency, how Tavares runs companies


TURIN/PARIS — The signing of a memorandum of understanding between PSA Group and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to pursue a merger of the two companies is a victory for Carlos Tavares, the CEO of PSA, who would lead the combined enterprise. The new company could build nearly 9 million cars a year, making it the world’s fourth-largest automaker. Annual revenues would be 170 billion euros.

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Tyromer appoints new director and chairman


A developer of rubber devulcanization technology, Tyromer, has appointed Tom Corr as director and chairman. He will bring experience in commercialization, innovation, corporate management and board governance, the Canadian company said.

Corr’s academic degrees and certifications include a Doctor of Business Administration degree, an MBA from the University of Toronto, an advanced post graduate diploma in management consultancy and ICD.D certification as a corporate director.

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Halcyon Agri launches Bounce sustainable rubber movement


SINGAPORE — Natural rubber giant Halcyon Agri Corp. Ltd. has launched Bounce, which it said is a movement to drive industry and consumer change for an equitable, sustainable natural rubber industry.

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