Nominations sought for Herzlich award


AKRON—At it’s heart, the International Tire Exhibition & Conference is built around ideas. It recognizes and celebrates the ideas and innovations that are shaping the industry and defining its future.

But the Harold Herzlich Distinguished Technology Achievement Award, presented at each biennial show, honors the biggest ideas of them all. It is intended to celebrate those innovators who, through persistence and dedication, have advanced a paradigm shift in tire manufacturing, tire reliability or performance; or those whose rubber innovations have had a significant impact on the tire industry. It honors individuals who go beyond abstract concepts and push the evolution of tire manufacturing toward products that satisfy increasing expectations and demands.


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Cooper, Federal, Kumho, Yokohama earn ‘Good Design’ awards

CHICAGO — The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design has selected products from Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Federal Corp., Kumho Tire Co. Inc. and Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. for “Good Design” awards for design excellence.

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Continental, Michelin among Fortune’s ‘most admired’ companies


NEW YORK—Continental and Michelin earned spots on magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list in the motor vehicle parts category for 2020.

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Lehigh U., Michelin to study soft materials friction with NSF grant


BETHLEHEM, Pa. — The National Science Foundation has granted Lehigh University nearly $2 million in funding over five years to work with Michelin North America and Cornell University to develop “novel” mechanisms to improve the friction of soft materials.

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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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Kumho gains two further Good Design awards


In recent years, the products of Korean tyre producer Kumho Tire have received a number of iF, Red Dot, IDEA and Good Design awards. Now the company has added two more Good Design awards into its already bulging trophy cabinet. The patterns recognised on this occasion are both passenger car products – the Majesty 9 Solus TA91 and ECSTA PA51.

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IISRP to Honor Dr Gary M Marsh


The International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers (IISRP) will honor one of its outstanding technical leaders  Dr. Gary M. Marsh at its next Annual General Meeting (AGM). He will receive the prestigious Institute Technical Award. The Award will be presented during the 61st AGM of the IISRP in Bangkok, Thailand on May 12, 2020.

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Fountain Tire, Canadian Tire execs receive marketing awards


EDMONTON, Alberta — Strategy magazine recently named Denise Gohl-Eacrett, Fountain Tire’s director, brand and customer experience, and Susan O’Brien of Canadian Tire Corp. as 2019 Marketers of the Year.

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Mickey Thompson takes home SEMA media awards, Commerce Dept. recognition


LAS VEGAS — Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels garnered its fair share of accolades at the recent Specialty Equipment Market Association Show in Las Vegas, taking home a trio of SEMA Global Media Awards and an Export Achievement Certificate from the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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Michelin Uptis win Golden Steering Award for innovation


Berlin – Michelin has received the Golden Steering Wheel 2019 award for innovation of the year for its airless concept tire Uptis (unique puncture-proof tire system), the French tire maker announced 13 Nov.

Prof. Dr. Stefan Bratzel, jury member and director of the centre of automotive management at the university of applied sciences in Bergisch Gladbach described the concept tire as a “breakthrough innovation with practical utility for motorists.”

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