Bridgestone Americas Announces Leadership Changes to Logistics & Supply Chain Group, Off-The-Road Tire Business

Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) today announced leadership changes to drive operational excellence and strengthen the company’s position as a global leader providing sustainable mobility and advanced solutions. The following changes take effect December 1, 2020.

Bridget Neal, currently president of the company’s Off-the-Road (OTR) tire business in the U.S. and Canada, has been promoted to senior vice president, logistics and supply chain management (LSCM), Bridgestone Americas. In this role, Neal will oversee the company’s global supply chain, designing and implementing supply and distribution strategies that enable business growth and improve product cycle time.

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Toyo Tires President, CEO Roy Bromfield to Retire

Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. (Toyo Tires) announced President and CEO Roy Bromfield will retire in 2021 upon selection of, and successful transition to, a successor.

The company has retained CarterBaldwin Executive Search to identify and present candidates. Bromfield will lead the search for Toyo Tires, ensuring the right fit and a seamless changeover. The timeline for Bromfield’s departure in 2021 will be determined once a successor is identified.

 

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Nikolai Setzer to Succeed as CEO of Continental

Continental CEO Elmar Degenhart is stepping down amid a push by the supplier to overhaul management and speed up structural changes.

Degenhart, 61, is resigning his post “for reasons of immediately necessary preventive health care,” Continental said in a statement on Thursday.

The company did not name Degenhart’s successor. It said its supervisory board will meet shortly to decide on the appointment of a new CEO.

Degenhart will be succeeded by the head of the supplier’s core automotive operations, Nikolai Setzer, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Yokohama to consolidate off-highway tire business under new global entity

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Yokohama Rubber announced that it will consolidate its various off-highway businesses into one single entity. This will include Alliance Tire Group (ATG), which Yokohama bought four years ago and Yokohama’s off-the-road (OTR) tire businesses across the globe. This new entity, named Yokohama Off-Highway Tires, will have a global footprint with leadership team distributed between Tokyo, Boston, Amsterdam and Mumbai.

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Franco Annunziato confirmed as President of ETRMA

The Board of Directors of the European Tyre and Rubber Manufactures’ Association gave a strong signal of commitment and continuity to face the actual macroeconomic scenario, via the confirmation of the presidency to Mr Franco Annunziato, Bridgestone Vice president and Senior Advisor. In the same meeting, Mr Joan Vicenç Durán, from Consorcio Nacional de Industriales del Caucho, was elected Vice President. Both functions are effective as of 1st January 2021 for a three-year mandate.

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Giti Tire Plant Earns Pair of Management Certifications

Giti Tire Manufacturing Ltd. has received two quality management certifications for ISO 9001-2015 and IATF 16949-2016. Giti and GT Radial brands are manufactured at the plant. ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for quality management systems (QMS). Organizations use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.

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TIA opens registration for Membership/Honors events

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Tire Industry Association’s (TIA) opens registration for the online Annual Membership Meeting and 2020 Tire Industry Honors program. Attendees can register at https://www.tireindustry.org/global-tire-expo-sema-show.

Both events are being held virtually this year using the Zoom platform, since the live Global Tire Expo/SEMA Show in Las Vegas will not take place this November.

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USTMA finds that recycling of end-of-life tires has stalled

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While tires remain one of the most recycled products in the U.S., end-of-life markets are not keeping pace with the annual generation of scrap tires, a new report released by the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) reveals.

The 2019 Scrap Tire Management Report – USTMA’s 14th – reveals that almost 76% of scrap tires were recycled in products such as rubber modified asphalt, the manufacturing of automotive products and mulch for landscaping and other products, and tire-derived fuel in 2019. This is down from 96% in 2013, when scrap tire recycling peaked.

“Three decades after we successfully eliminated 94 …

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AirBoss Announces US$22.0 Million in Awards Across ADG’s Survivability Portfolio

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NEWMARKET, Ontario, Oct. 05, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AirBoss of America Corp. (TSX: BOS) (the “Company” or “AirBoss”) today announced that AirBoss Defense Group (“ADG”) has recently been awarded an additional US$22.0 million in contracts across its survivability portfolio for multiple parties in North America and internationally.

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Ontario’s RPRA Releases 2021 Business Plan

The Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority has released its 2021 Business Plan, which outlines the Authority’s planned activities and budgets for the next three years. The plan details the Authority’s strategic priorities and the staffing and financial plans to implement directions issued by the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks and fulfill its legislated mandate to reduce waste and litter through resource recovery.

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