Don was named editor of Tire Business in January, 2017. He started with sister publication, Rubber & Plastics News in March, 2013, as a copy editor, and later that year was promoted to managing editor. Don has been a journalist for more than 35 years, including 27 years with The (Canton) Repository, where he served as sports editor, managing editor and executive editor. Originally from Ashtabula, Ohio, Don earned a bachelor’s degree from Walsh University in North Canton.
It's difficult enough these days for independent tire dealers to maneuver through the landmines that lay in their path to success. But for two out of the last three years, Darren McLea has had business interrupted because of the recent spate of fires that ravaged the California landscape.
QUEENSBURY, N.Y. — As a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, Bob Kellogg flew helicopters almost from the time he joined the Navy in 1983 until he retired from the service academy 14 years later. Today, his feet are planted firmly on the ground as president of Warren Tire Service Center Inc., while he also directs the bird's-eye view of the dealership's strategy and growth.
LAS VEGAS — The gavel officially was passed Monday afternoon at the annual Tire Industry Association (TIA) membership meeting, held at the Caesars Palace on the eve of the Specialty Equipment Market Association Show (SEMA), which runs Nov. 5-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. — In its continuing quest to offer the most complete light-truck tire lineup in the market, Taiwan's Federal Corp. is rolling out the Xplora R/T, a rugged-terrarin product that is designed to appeal to another segment of light-truck customers.