Singex-ECI, organizers of Brityrex International 2014 taking place Oct. 7-9 at EventCity in Manchester, England, announced that they will play host to a series of Tyre Talk seminars covering key business issues affecting tire retailers, wholesalers and fast-fit service providers.
Cardone Industries Inc. announced that Terry McCormack has been appointed executive chairman of the board of directors. McCormack succeeds Michael Cardone Jr., who will continue as director and owner, and will become chief strategy officer.
Since purchasing the Tire Pros franchise program from AM-PAC Tire Distributors Inc. five years ago, American Tire Distributors Inc. (ATD) hasn’t focused on growth for growth’s sake. It has focused on “sustained” growth.
Winter tire shipments fell from 5.3 million units in 2012 to 4.6 million units in 2013, a 13.2% drop, according to Modern Tire Dealer statistics. The decline was sharper the prior year when winter tire shipments fell 14.5% from 2011’s 6.2 million units. But several tire manufacturers and marketers believe this year’s relentless, often record-breaking winter storms will help push winter tire sales upward in the coming season.