Jim Smith, Author at aftermarketNews
New Chief, New Offices, New Sponsorship, Renewed Attitude at Pirelli

When he took over as chairman and CEO of Pirelli Tire North America, Mauro Pessi was certainly no stranger to the tiremaker or its parent, Pirelli Tyre. After a year as CEO of Italian brake component maker Brembo, Pessi, 43, returned to his roots when he became head of Pirelli’s North American operations. Tire Review interviewed Pessi at PTNA’s new offices near Grand Central Terminal in midtown Manhattan.

Tire Review Blog: Retail Pioneer Changed Tire Biz

Little noted in the run-up to the holidays was the Dec. 14 passing of Sol Price, 93, a man described as a “business visionary.” Certainly he changed the face of retailing — particularly tire retailing.