TRAC Appoints Carol Hochu as President & CEO-Elect

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Cambridge, ON, Aug. 27, 2020 – The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Carol Hochu as incoming President & CEO.

Ms. Hochu brings a lifetime of experience and successful track record of leading Canadian associations and non-profit organizations. Most recently, she led the Canadian Plastics Industry Association as President and CEO for nearly a decade, and prior to that she served as Executive Director of the Ontario Electronic Stewardship. As an accomplished association executive, in all her past roles Ms. Hochu served as a passionate industry advocate who successfully raised industry profiles and advanced important industry issues with key stakeholders, influencers, and government; and she expertly navigates all aspects of association management, including government, member and public relations.

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TireHub Names Auto Industry Vet as New VP of Sales

TireHub has named Ted Becker as the company’s new vice president of sales. In this role, Becker will oversee all aspects of TireHub’s selling and transfer business.

“We are proud to add Ted to our leadership team. With more than 20 years of experience, he brings a wealth of tire industry knowledge and understanding to TireHub,” said Peter Gibbons, CEO of TireHub. “His passion for people and desire to go the extra mile exemplify the Hubber commitment to saying ‘yes’ to the needs of our customers. Ted is a strong leader, and we look forward to working with him to grow our company.”

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Continental Appoints New Leaders to Americas Truck Tires Business

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Continental has appointed two new leaders for its truck tires business in the Americas region. Renato Sarzano becomes head of the truck tires business for the Americas, and Shaun Uys takes leadership of the fleet-focused key account management organization in the U.S.

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Nokian Tires announce next phase hiring of workers at its US Factory

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Nokian Tires has begun the second stage of hiring at its factory in Rhea County, Tennessee, where it is preparing to launch a second shift of production. Nokian Tires plans to hire upwards of 50 team members starting in September.

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Bridgestone TBR Tire Plant Celebrates 30 Years

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Bridgestone‘s truck and bus radial (TBR) tire manufacturing plant in Warren County, Tennessee, recently celebrated 30 years of operations. The Warren County tire plant began manufacturing TBR tires in 1990 and today employs more than 1,000 people. The plant is located in Morrison, Tennessee. In 2018, Bridgestone announced a $40 million investment in the plant to meet market demand and address emerging customer needs.

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USTMA launches 2020 National Tire Safety Week from Aug 31 to Sept 6

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The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) announced it will launch 2020 National Tire Safety Week, August 31-Septemeber 6.

The annual campaign, normally held at the start of the summer travel season, was postponed this year due to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.

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Pirelli welcome further downforce restrictions

Pirelli motorsport boss Mario Isola welcomes the FIA’s move to reduce downforce levels on the F1 cars further for 2021. A combination of the teams rejecting the proposed 2020 Pirelli compounds and delaying of the new rules until 2022 means that in 2021, Pirelli will have to supply the same tyres for the third season in a row.

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Maxam Opens Solid-Tire Factory

Maxam Tire has opened an all-new advanced and automated solid tire production facility. The recently opened factory is fully owned and operated by Maxam, representing a major commitment to the specialty solid tire segment, according to the company.

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Michelin Energy Guard combined with X One tires reveal fuel savings

According to an independent third-party certified fuel-economy testing by Melissa Valley Transportation Solutions, the Michelin Energy Guard system coupled with a Michelin X One tire package demonstrated a combined fuel savings of 17.01 gallons/1000 mile. The Michelin Energy Guard is a SmartWay-verified and CARB-compliant solution from Michelin Aerodynamic Solutions.

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Firestone launches the new Performer Extra Agri tire

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Based on the popular Firestone Performer 85 and 70 tires, the new Firestone Performer Extra offers 20 per cent longer tire life. The extended life of the tire helps to reduce its environmental footprint, as well as cutting down on long-term operational costs and improving business efficiency.

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