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.
FINDLAY, Ohio — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. will ramp up its capital spending in 2020 in large part to upgrade and expand plants in Mexico and Serbia, where work already is under way to prepare them for additional production and product lines.
LAS VEGAS — Fury Off-Road Tires, the Irving, Texas-based private brander catering to the extreme light truck sector, is branching into the recreational off-road sector with the Country Hunter UTV, designed for the growing full-size ultra-terrain vehicle market.
AKRON — The interaction between the tire industry and the world's motorsport community has undergone a seismic shift in the past few years that will result in nearly all of the major racing series committing to a single tire supplier situation.
RICHFIELD, Ohio — Nexen Tire Corp. has secured an OE supply position with Canoo Inc., the Los Angeles-based company that's developing an innovative electric-vehicle platform designed for the emerging shared/autonomous transportation sector.
RICHFIELD, Ohio — Nexen Tire Corp. CEO Travis Kang cut the ribbon today on his company's newest investment, the $5.2 million America Technical Center in Richfield, a facility that's expected to help the South Korean tire maker improve its position as an OE tire supplier in North America
LAS VEGAS — Vehicle component producers Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst G.m.b.H. & Co. K.G. and Shanghai Baolong Automotive Group have formed a joint venture, BH SENS, that combines their respective tire pressure monitoring systems businesses into a new entity.