BOUND BROOK, N.J.- STS Tire & Auto Centers, which operates 104 retail tire outlets in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, was featured Aug. 11 as Terry Bradshaw's ``Pick of the Week'' on cable channel MSNBC.
Hosted by the NFL personality, the program features company success stories that ``reflect the grit and determination required to succeed in extraordinary times,'' according to the show's Web site.
In the segment, STS President Bill Caulin attributed the company's success to the culture of employee ownership, the company said in a statement.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.-For the second year in a row, Bridgestone/Firestone will sponsor the media center at the 2003 SEMA/ITE show Nov. 4-7 in Las Vegas.
The center offers workspace for reporters, writers, publishers, photographers and other journalists covering the huge automotive aftermarket trade show.
GREENVILLE, S.C.-Michelin North America Inc. has named Jean-Michele Guillon chief operating officer of Michelin Americas Small Tires (MAST), replacing Pete Selleck, who has moved to France to assume similar responsibilities for Group Michelin in Europe.
Mr. Guillon, formerly COO of Michelin Automotive Industries Division (MAID) in Detroit, re-placed Mr. Selleck June 30. Erwin ``Win'' Wall has assumed Mr. Guillon's former responsibilities.
A Michelin spokeswoman said the changes do not reflect a change in corporate direction or strategy. ``The executive management looks at things and says we need to put some strengths in different places and possibly give people a chance to grow in different areas,'' she said.
Mr. Selleck joined Michelin in 1982 and had served as MAST COO and Michelin executive vice president since 1996.
Mr. Guillon was appointed executive vice president of Michelin North America, COO and executive vice president of MAID in July 2001. Prior to his appointment with MAID, Mr. Guillon served as vice president of sales at MAST for five years.
TRA celebrates 100th year
AKRON-The Tire and Rim Association Inc. (TRA) marked its 100th anniversary on Aug. 13 with a special anniversary edition of its Year Book, which includes the latest engineering specifications and recommendations.
The association was established as The Clincher Tire Manufacturers' Association in Cleveland. Now based in Akron, the group adopted the Tire and Rim Association name in 1917. The group's primary purpose is to establish and publish interchangeability standards and recommendations to be recognized and followed worldwide.
For more information about the Year Book, visit the group's Web site at www.us-tra.org.
Bush nominates Leavitt to EPA
WASHINGTON-President Bush has nominated Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt to replace Christie Whitman as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Mr. Leavitt, in his third term as Utah governor, is known for his low-key style and his advocacy of increasing state and local authority to set environmental policy.
Congressional Republicans and business groups such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce hailed Mr. Leavitt's nomination, but Democrats and environmental groups blasted him as someone who would turn back environmental progress.
The Tire Industry Association declined comment on the Leavitt nomination. A spokesman for the Rubber Manufacturers Association said while the RMA knew little about Mr. Leavitt, he seemed from his record to be ``a fairly sound choice'' who sought consensus from all sides.
Falken opens Tenn. warehouse
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif.-Falken Tire Corp., the U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Ohtsu Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd., has opened a warehouse in Mount Juliet, Tenn.
The 300,000-plus sq.-ft. facility will serve Falken dealers east of the Mississippi River.