David Sickels, Author at aftermarketNews
Former Firestone Exec, Grandson of Harvey S. Firestone Dies

Kimball Curtis Firestone, 90, a former executive of the tire company founded by his grandfather Harvey S. Firestone and the long-time proprietor of a popular Maryland restaurant, died on Monday, June 3, at his home in Middletown, Maryland.

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The Commercial Tire Market Cautiously Recovering from 2023 Challenges

Pierluigi Cumo, VP of B2B products at Michelin North America, discusses commercial tire expectations for the remainder of the year.

Michelin tires
TBC Corp. Hosted ‘Take Your Child to Work Day’

Children of TBC employees learned about tires, and even ate lunch with the company’s new CEO, Don Byrd.

Continental Tire Introduces New Products at GOLD Dealer Meeting

Company leadership also detailed updates to marketing and incentive programs.

Conti GOLD Conference
Switch EV Trainer Provides Tailored EV Tech Training

The Switch EV Trainer includes all of the components of a modern EV drivetrain on a compact, insulated, mobile platform.

Switch EV Trainer Provides Tailored EV Tech Training
ATD Launches Digital Suite ‘Radius’ During SEMA Show

ATD said Radius is a new digital hub that integrates tires, parts, services and solutions into one connected experience.

ATD Radius software
Aluminum Use Expected to Grow in New EVs

High-strength, low-weight and infinitely recyclable aluminum can be a big boon to EV production.

BorgWarner Acquires Hubei SSE Charging Business

SSE’s electrification capabilities in China are expected to complement BorgWarner in Europe and North America.

US Feds Announce New EV Charging Network Standards

The new standards will ensure everyone can use the network, no matter what car you drive or which state you charge in.

BP to Acquire TA; Will Grow EV Charging Business

The $1.3 billion acquisition will expand BP’s offerings in EV charging, biofuels, renewable natural gas and hydrogen.

NAPA Hopes NexDrive Training Will Be Shops’ EV Entry Point

The program is launching in the U.S. after seeing success in Europe and Canada.

DOE Puts $74M Toward 10 EV Battery Recycling Projects

The funding will be used for 10 projects to advance technologies and processes for EV battery recycling and reuse.