AKRON (Dec. 20, 2016) ― Growth in its many forms ― capital investments, mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, product line enhancements, etc. ― was the common thread through the selection of this year's "Top Newsmakers," chosen annually by the editorial staff of Tire Business.
This year's class includes three tire makers (Continental A.G., Kumho Tire Co. Inc. and Pirelli Tyre S.p.A.), two wholesalers/private branders (Omni United and Transamerican Auto Parts) and one retail marketing program.
The six companies and their respective top executives ― as depicted by Akron artist/caricaturist Leo Michael ― are featured on the front page of the Dec. 19 print edition of Tire Business.
The newsmakers, in more detail, are: