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.
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.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Nokian Tyres P.L.C. has developed a premium all-season tire for light trucks, commercial vans and sport utility vehicles, the One HT, that will replace the Rotiiva HT in the tire maker's lineup starting in early 2020,
AKRON — Goodyear has begun offering voluntary buyouts to certain employees at its Gadsden, Ala., tire plant as part of the company's strategy to strengthen its U.S. competitiveness by curtailing the production of tires for less profitable segments of the tire market.