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.
SAN DIEGO — It was almost like being part of the audience at the taping of an Oprah show: All the dealers who attended the Point S Tire & Automotive Service USA learned that they were eligible to receive two flat-screen television monitors for each of their locations.
AURORA, Colo. — One might say that the invention of the automobile — from German Karl Benz's initial invention of gas-powered internal combustion engines in 1885 to Henry Ford's introduction of the Model T in America in 1908 — got off to a rocky start.
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.