Jim Pritchett is the new Manager of Cooper’s Tupelo plant

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has named Jim Pritchett as Plant Manager of its tyre manufacturing facility in Tupelo, Mississippi. He is responsible for directing all plant operations with a focus on manufacturing excellence including safety, product quality,...

Kurt Verbrugge joins GRI as Sales Director, Europe

GRI has appointed Kurt Verbrugge as its Sales Director responsible for the European region. Kurt, an industry veteran, would increase momentum of the company’s rapid global expansion with its portfolio of specialty tyres. He has over 20 years of industry experience at...

New Vice Chairman for Rubber Board, India

The 175 th meeting of Rubber Board, India, held on October 10, 2017, at Kottayam elected Adv. S. Jayasooryan as its new Vice Chairman. Hailing from Kondooparampil family, Vilakkumadam, Pala, Adv. Jayasooryan has been serving as the Managing Director of VIAS Civil...

RIP, Harvey Brodsky

Harvey Brodsky, founder of Retread Tire Association (RTA), committed champion and campaigner for tyre retreading industry, and a great friend and supporter of ABM publications Tyre Asia and Rubber Asia, has succumbed to cancer on Sunday, September 17. He was diagnosed...

Dr. Chairil Anwar is new CEO of IRCo

Dr. Chairil Anwar has been appointed new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of IRCo (International Rubber Consortium Ltd). He joins IRCo as a nominee of Indonesia, one of the three member-countries of IRCo, the other two being Thailand and Malaysia. Dr. Chairil Anwar was...

JK Tyre appoints MK Jain as new VP-Technology

M K Jain has assumed charge as Vice President (Technology) at JK Tyre recently. A veteran in tyre technology, Jain will be based at the Technical Centre (RPSCOE) in Mysuru, India. Jain, a Chemical Engineer from BITS, Pilani, has vast experience of over three decades,...