BELLEVILLE, Ill.-Kenneth Michael Pearson, president of Belleville-based Casing Imports, died in a one-car accident just outside of Belleville on June 11. He was 43. In 1984, Mr. Pearson opened Casing Imports to import truck tire casings from Japan and Europe for distribution to the retreading and other industries. In April 1991, his brother, Alan L., joined the firm.
Mr. Pearson was a member of the American Retreaders' Association. Besides his brother Alan, who continues to run the business, survivors include his wife, Darlaine Mae, and two daughters.