New President of Continental North America Appointed


Robert (Bob) Lee will take over as the new president of Continental North America.

He succeeds Jeff Klei, who will retire after serving more than 30 years in the industry. Lee will be responsible for leading customer, governmental and other external relationships across the region.

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Giti’s U.S. operations on line; company monitoring situation


RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. is continuing to operate its factory in South Carolina and its U.S. distribution centers without interruption during the COVID-19 pandemic but is prepared to make “necessary adjustments as needed in a timely manner.”

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Tim Baker Takes Over Helm of Triangle Tire Tech Center


Longtime tire industry engineer Tim Baker has been promoted to deputy general manager of A3T, the technical center for Triangle Tire in Akron, Ohio.

Baker joined Triangle Tire in 2014 and most recently served as project engineer. He is replacing Ed Montgomery who has retired from the company. His experience includes working for both Bridgestone/Firestone and Kumho Tires as a tire design engineer.

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High turnover may be new norm in industry

You’re not alone if you feel like every time you get a new hire trained, he or she leaves the business. It is a problem echoing across the U.S. retail tire industry.

And it may be the “new norm,” according to one expert who studies hiring trends in the industry.

Low unemployment — 3.6% in January, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) — has changed the identity of the entry-level workforce.



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Aeolus names John Overing as general manager for Canada market


WOODBRIDGE, Ontario — Aeolus Tire Canada has named tire industry veteran John Overing as general manager, Canada, tasked with working closely with Dynamic Tire Inc., the exclusive distributor of Aeolus products in Canada.

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Rubber, tire industries deals with uncertainty from coronavirus

Like everyone else, tire and rubber companies and their employees face uncertainty as the world seeks effective responses to the coronavirus.

It’s now been months since the health crisis emerged from Wuhan, China, first gripping a large swath of that country before moving overseas and creating what the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said is the likelihood of a pandemic. The risk is still low in the U.S., despite reports of cases in several states and deaths now occurring on domestic soil.

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TIA Board of Directors 2020 Nominations

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is now accepting nominations for board service. Any member of TIA or official representative of an industry association may recommend candidates to the Nominating Committee. Nominations must be received at the TIA office no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on Monday May 4, 2020 , for consideration.

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Pirelli names automotive veteran as North America CEO


New York – Pirelli & C SpA has hired automotive industry veteran Pietro Berardi to become CEO of its North American activities, effective 1 March.

Berardi is tasked with strengthening Pirelli’s command of the market and its development, while executing strategies and commercial policies that consolidate the tire maker’s “leadership in the premium and prestige segments,” the company said 17 Feb.

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Analysis: Rubber mixing plants of the future

LONDON—Rubber mixers will have to become more automated and part of “holistic” production set-ups to deal with complexity in both the materials being processed and end use markets, according to Andreas Limper, a senior executive of HF Mixing Group.

There is a continuing rise in the number and types of tires required by the automotive industry as it brings more and more car models onto the market, Limper noted at a recent HF event in Manchester, England to mark 100 years of the Banbury mixer.


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Cooper Standard Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Results

NOVI, Mich., Feb. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CPS) today reported results for the fourth quarter and full year 2019. Summary Full year net income totaled $67.5 million or $3.92 per fully diluted share Full year adjusted net loss totaled $3.3 million or…

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