Dean Muglia named CEO of Discount Tire


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Reinalt-Thomas Corp. has promoted 31-year company veteran Dean Muglia to CEO of Discount Tire/America’s Tire, succeeding Michael Zuieback, who retains the role of executive chairman for the company.

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Tire makers shuffle executive positions in 2019

Here are some of the top-level executive changes that occurred in the tire and automotive service industries during the past year:

Alliance Tire Americas Inc. 

  • Laurence Bennett hired as vice president of aftermarket sales…

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Black Bear appoints new CTO

Dutch end of life tyre upcycling company Black Bear Carbon has appointed Victor Vreeken its new chief technology officer. In this role, Vreeken will lead the company’s efforts to scale-up and globally roll out its technology for converting tyre rubber into recovered carbon black, gas and biogenic oil.

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Hankook Tire America introduces Soo II Lee as new President


Hankook Tire America announced that Soo II Lee will assume the role of President effective this month. Lee succeeds Hosung Suh who began his term as President in July of 2017.

Lee previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the America headquarters from 2009 through 2012. Suh will return to Hankook’s global headquarters in Seoul, Korea to take over a new position this month.

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Continental promotes Joerg Burfien to president of Hoosier Tire


LAKEVILLE, Ind.—Continental Tire the Americas L.L.C. has promoted company and industry veteran Joerg Burfien to president of its Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. subsidiary, succeeding the retiring John DeSalle.

Burfien has been with Continental in various management positions since joining the company in 1998 through the international trainee program. Most recently, he was head of global standards and regulations for Continental’s Tire Division worldwide.

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ITDG names Sullivan south region sales director

TEQUESTA, Fla. — Independent Tire Dealers Group LLC (ITDG) has named Micheal J. Sullivan its Southern Region Sales Director. Mr. Sullivan brings years of experience in both sales and as an independent tire retail owner to the position, the organization said

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Editorial: Tire makers end year riding winds of change

Change is that inevitable breeze that seems to stir up everything in its path.

And as a new year approaches, the winds of change often pick up gale-force strength.

Two of the world’s top three tire manufacturers announced changes recently that will affect business in 2020.

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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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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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