Molinari to direct U.K. operations
BRUSSELS-Marco V. Molinari, a former vice president of sales and marketing for Goodyear's North American Tire unit, has been named group managing director of the tire maker's United Kingdom operations, effective June 1.
Gemini adds dealers to board
AKRON-Ten dealers recently joined the Gemini Automotive Care National Advisory Board.
They are: Keith Boyd, Boyd's Northgate Tire & Service, Westerville, Ohio; Drew Dawson, Medina Discount Tire, Medina, Ohio; Lee Glaze, Frasier Tire, Sumter, S.C.; Steve Slowey, Bell Road Tire, Nashville, Tenn.; Ray Patron, Moore & Patron Tire, Monroe, La.; Charles O'Banon, Results Associates, Denton, Texas; Charles Richards, Quail Springs Tire & Auto, Oklahoma City; Barry Levin, Levin Tire, Highland, Ind.; John Savage, TAS Tire and Automotive, Ogden, Utah; and Frank Pyeatt, Santa Maria Tire, Santa Maria, Calif.
The board votes on Gemini policies and provides recommendations to Goodyear's management.
Ameraan changes name to Sonsio
WHEAT RIDGE, Colo.-Ameraan Inc., which offers nationwide road hazard warranties, auto service warranties and certified inspection programs, has changed its name to Sonsio, a Latin word meaning ``to provide surety for another.''
The name change reflects the company's new focus on building value for its nationwide network of 20,000 auto repair facilities, including tire dealerships, through increased revenues and improved customer acquisition and retention.