Amit Deshpande appointed as Sales Director-Africa at Cooper

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Amit Deshpande has been appointed as Sales Director for Africa at Cooper Tire and Rubber Company Europe Limited. He has over ten years of experience in the rubber industry.

In his new position, Deshpande is entrusted with supporting product development with region-wise specifications and identifying sales leads within the region.

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Tire and Rubber Industry Navigates the New Normal in International Trade

The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada, (TRAC) held its biennial Tire & Rubber Summit on June 19 and 20 in King City, Ont. The precursor of the Summit dates back more than 30 years, and its core value remains constant to this day—bring together C-level executives to reveal latest trends, collaborate, and address key issues and developments affecting the global tire industry with the spotlight on Canada.

“Canadian manufacturers and suppliers face profound challenges brought on by global economic and political changes,” says Glenn Maidment, President of the Association. “The NAFTA renegotiation undoubtedly represents the core sign of times of the global challenges facing Canada. But trade agreement between Canada and the E.U., as well as potential agreements within Mercosur in South America, and a pivot toward China cannot be discounted when it comes to their potential profound effect on Canada. We want to create conversation on how such fundamental changes challenge not just how the tire and rubber industry approaches business, but how we approach business in Canada.”

Regarding international trade and NAFTA, McMaster University’s Automotive Policy Research Centre discussed the deep integration of the automotive sector throughout United States, Mexico and Canada, and Royal Bank of Canada provided 

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Resistance-to-change, skills-gap blocking ‘tire industry 4.0’

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Cologne, Germany – Resistance to change has been identified as a major barrier to the adoption of new automation systems and technologies in tire-manufacture, industry leaders said at the Future Tire Conference, held 27-28 June in Cologne.

 

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TIA Board Of Directors Elects New 2017-‘18 Officers

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The Tire Industry Association (TIA), a leader in tire safety, held its mid-year board of directors meeting on June 21-23 and elected Brian Rigney as its new board secretary, effective Oct. 30.

Rigney is currently the president of Dill Air Controls Products and has 16 years of experience within the tire industry.

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TIA Board Elects Brian Rigney as the 2017-2018 Secretary

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(Bowie, MD – 7/5/2017) – The Tire Industry Association (TIA), a leader in tire safety, held its mid-year board of directors meeting on June 21–June 23 and elected Brian Rigney as its new board secretary effective Monday, October 30, 2017.

Brian Rigney is currently the President of Dill Air Controls Products and has 16 years of experience within the tire industry.

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Here’s How Cooper Tire & Rubber’s Management Plans to Respond to a Tough Quarter

Even after warning investors that first-quarter results were going to be weaker than expected, Cooper Tire & Rubber (NYSE:CTB) took it on the chin after releasing earnings and shares haven’t improved much since. The broader tire industry is in a tough operating environment lately, but Cooper’s management wanted to reassure investors during its conference call that this isn’t a prelude to a long-term decline.

Here are some quotes from Cooper’s management that suggest the company isn’t in as bad of a shape as first-quarter results suggest and what investors should be on the lookout for over the long term.

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Tire Dealer Humanitarian Award nominations due

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AKRON — Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Tire Dealer Humanitarian Award, which recognizes an independent tire dealer or retreader who, during the past year, has made significant contributions to the betterment of his or her community through…

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Huayi Tire Names New Sales Manager

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Robert Vetter named new East Region Fleet Sales Manager.

Huayi Tire Canada (HTC) has announced the addition of Robert Vetter as the company’s newly appointed East Region Fleet Sales Manager.

Vetter brings nearly 50 years of experience in the tire industry to his new position. He began as a Tire Specialist Truck & Bus with Firestone Canada and held many positions within the company including Territory Manager and Retail Store Credit Manager.

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How the tire industry has changed for the better

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It’s part of my job to talk to the new “technical people” who join our company and explain the history of tires. Sharing the changes our industry has seen over the years is something I really enjoy.

It is often easier for those “technical people” to understand the history of the changes in tire technology than it is for those who are long established tire people.

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Trinseo marks 80 years of rubber production at Schkopau

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Horgen, Switzerland  – Trinseo has marked 80 years of synthetic rubber production in Schkopau, Germany, a production site with an event for employees, local associations and institutes and officials.

A 13 June company statement also highlighted new projects at the site, which directs much of its production to the tire industry.

Read the source article at European Rubber Journal