Tire Business editor
Don joined Rubber & Plastics News in March, 2013, as a copy editor, and later that year he was promoted to managing editor. Don helps to manage the daily operations of RPN. Among his duties are designing pages for the print publication, reporting, editing and handling content for the website. 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. Contact Don at [email protected]
GRAPEVINE, TexasRich Kramer used his keynote address that highlighted the final day of the Goodyear Customer Conference to urge dealers to adapt to the severe disruptions in the industry, but proceed with "balance."
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo.—More than three decades after first introducing the Blizzak winter tire line, Bridgestone Americas has rolled out the latest iteration of the Blizzak that it claims will last longer than previous versions.
LAS VEGAS—Minoo Mehta has been attending the Specialty Equipment Market Association Show for more than 30 years. This year's event, however, felt quite a bit different for the president of BKT USA Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Mumbai, India-based Balkrishna Industries Ltd.