Modern Tire Dealer

JAN 2019

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M T D J a n u a r y 2 0 1 9 10 MODERN TIRE DEALER (ISSN 00268496) (CDN IPM #40013413) (USPS #369-170) is published monthly by Bobit Business Media, 3520 Challenger St., Torrance, California 90503-1640. Periodicals postage paid at Torrance, CA 90503-9998 and additional mailing offices. POSTMAS- TER: Send address changes to MODERN TIRE DEALER, P.O. Box 3312, Northbrook, IL 60065-3312. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for address changes to take effect. Subscriptions in the U.S. and its possessions, $65; Canadian, $99; Int'l surface mail, $99; Int'l airmail, $198. Single copies, $10, except the January Facts Issue, $30. Address all subscription correspondence to MODERN TIRE DEALER, P.O. Box 3312, Northbrook, IL 60065-3312. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks to receive your first issue. Please address Editorial and Advertising correspondence to MODERN TIRE DEALER, 3515 Massillon Road, Suite 350, Uniontown, OH 44685-6217. The contents of this publication may not be reproduced either in whole or in part without consent of Bobit Business Media. All statements made, although based on information believed to be reliable and accurate, cannot be guaranteed and no fault or liability can be accepted for error or omission. For your information: We sometimes make our subscriber information (i.e. fax, e-mail or mailing address) available to carefully screened organizations whose products and services may be of interest to you. If you prefer not to have your information made available, please write MODERN TIRE DEALER, P.O. Box 3312, Northbrook, IL 60065-3312. ModernTireDealer.com DIGITAL RESOURCES FOR THE INDEPENDENT TIRE DEALER Keep tabs on the industry with Modern Tire Dealer on Facebook and Twitter. You'll find breaking news alerts and exclusive content, including photos and news bits when the MTD editors are on the road. Follow MTD and tag along for the journey! Like MTD on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ModernTireDealer Follow MTD on Twitter: www.twitter.com/MTDMagazine @MTDMagazine MTD digital edition You can view the digital version of Modern Tire Dealer's monthly magazine plus archived issues at http://mtd.epubxp.com/t/22225 eNewsletters Sign up now for Modern Tire Dealer eNewsletters. We'll send you the latest news and most popular articles. Go to: www.moderntiredealer.com and scroll to the bottom of the page to sign up. See "Be the First to Know." HOME OFFICE 3515 Massillon Rd., Suite 350 Uniontown, OH 44685 (330) 899-2200, fax (330) 899-2209 Website: www.moderntiredealer.com PUBLISHER Greg Smith, ext. 2212 Greg.Smith@bobit.com EDITORIAL Editor: Robert J. Ulrich, ext. 2211 Bob.Ulrich@bobit.com Managing Editor: Lori L. Mavrigian, ext. 2216 Lori.Mavrigian@bobit.com Senior Editor & Digital Projects Editor: Joy Kopcha, ext. 2215 Joy.Kopcha@bobit.com Senior Editor: Ann Neal, ext. 2218 Ann.Neal@bobit.com PRODUCTION Art Director: Vince Taroc, (310) 533-2547 Vincent.Taroc@bobit.com Production Manager: Karen Runion, ext. 2210 Karen.Runion@bobit.com SALES South and Texas: Greg Smith Greg.Smith@bobit.com (330) 899-2200, ext. 2212 Midwest: Bob Marinez Bob.Marinez@bobit.com (330) 899-2200, ext. 2217 West Coast: Marianne Dyal /The Dyal Company Marianne.Dyal@bobit.com (760) 451-9216 Automotive Aftermarket: Dan Thornton djtinc@gmail.com (734) 676-9135, mobile (313) 410-0945 Classified Sales: Bob Marinez Bob.Marinez@bobit.com (330) 899-2200, ext. 2217 Reprint Sales: Karen Runion Karen.Runion@bobit.com (330) 899-2200, ext. 2210 CUSTOMER/SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE (888) 239-2455, fax (888) 274-4580 bobitpubs@omeda.com EXECUTIVE OFFICE 3520 Challenger St. Torrance, CA 90503 Chairman (1961-2014): Edward J. Bobit CEO: Richard Rivera President: Sherb Brown Chief Financial Officer: Armand Del Duca VP & COO: Cyndy Drummey ATD drives readers to MTD's website Three of the top 10 most-read news items on www.moderntiredealer.com last month had to do with updates on American Tire Distributors Inc. (ATD) bankruptcy proceedings. In late December, the company completed its financial recapitalization and emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Also of note was the passing of private brand tire industry icon Al Hoffman. 1. Bankruptcy court signs off on ATD's reorganization plan 2. Private brand tire pioneer Al Hoffman dies at 94 3. Stakeholders vote to accept ATD's reorganization plan 4. It's over: ATD emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy 5. Nokian Tyres fills 2 positions in North America 6. Beth Barron named next CEO of Chabill's Tire and Service 7. Kumho names a new CEO for U.S 8. Tire Discounters supports unsafe used tire bill 9. TireGet website adds Maxxis Tires 10. Icahn Automotive buys 10 stores in Florida MTD's website covered the multiple steps to ATD's Chapter 11 banckruptcy proceedings and the financial recapitalization that will allow it to move forward.

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