Dave joined Tire Business as assistant managing editor in March 1985. He became managing editor of the trade newspaper several months later and was named editor in January 1987. He added the title of associate publisher in January 1995 and was promoted to publisher in May 1998. In 1999, he was named vice president/publisher of Tire Business. In November 2004, Dave also was named publisher of sister publication Rubber & Plastics News, a trade newspaper covering the rubber industry worldwide. In December of 2016, he was named Editorial Director of Tire Business. Dave is a 1977 graduate of Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio, where he earned a bachelor's degree in biology/management. He also holds a master's degree in journalism, which he received in 1980 from Ohio University. Contact Dave at [email protected]
TORRANCE, Calif. — After changing owners in 2017 and undergoing a reorganization, The Hybrid Shop (THS) reintroduced itself in mid-February to its 16 remaining franchisees during a meeting and training session at the company's Torrance headquarters.
Dave Crawford, president and CEO of The Hybrid Shop, shares his thoughts on the burgeoning hybrid vehicle market and opportunities for independent repair shops, including tire dealers, in servicing these vehicles.
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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — You could feel the love inside the International Ballroom of The Beverly Hilton March 17 as Fairmount Tire & Rubber Inc. celebrated its 60th anniversary with a party for 600 customers, tire dealers, suppliers, partners and friends.