Special Projects Reporter
Bruce has been with Tire Business since its inception in 1983, helping create the business plan, format, design and content with then-editor and publisher Ernie Zielasko. Prior to that he was a reporter and marketing editor of Rubber & Plastics News from August 1980 to December 1982. Bruce was managing editor of Tire Business from 1983 to 1985, when he become the European correspondent for Tire Business, Rubber & Plastics News, European Rubber Journal and Urethanes Technology, all published by Crain Communications. He moved to Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the European tire and rubber industry for all four magazines for the next 12 years, returning to the Akron office in early 1996 as special projects editor for Tire Business and Rubber & Plastics News. In his current role, Bruce heads up special projects such as the Global Tire Report and rankings of retailers, commercial dealers, retreaders and wholesalers among other topics. Bruce graduated from Ohio University in 1979 with a bachelor's degree in journalism.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Former Zafco International and Martino Tire & Auto executive Minoo Mehta is ramping up the scale of the wholesale distribution company he opened in 2015, by securing U.S. distribution rights to Pirelli-brand farm and OTR and Magna-brand OTR tires.
AKRON — 2018/19 will go down as one of the commercial tire industry's most active periods in terms of mergers/acquisitions, with as many as 75 points of sale/service and 14 retread plants changing hands over the past 12 months.
COLUMBIA, Miss. — Southern Tire Mart is buying 46 GCR Tires & Service stores and six retread plants in the southern U.S. from Bridgestone Americas Inc., a deal that will expand Southern Tire Mart's reach to more than 135 commercial tire locations in 14 states.