from TireReview.com - December 30, 2015
In a statement issued on Dec. 29 through a posting on TheHill.com, the chiefs of five major North American tiremakers called on the U.S. to not only meet the commitments it made in the recent Paris climate change talks, but to “use its economic might to drive strengthened commitments over time and follow through from other countries around the globe.”
The surprising statement was not issued by any one company or by the RMA, but was signed by Gary Garfield, CEO and president of Bridgestone Americas Inc.; Pete Selleck, chairman and president of Michelin North America Inc.; Pierluigi Dinelli, chairman and CEO of Pirelli Tire North America Inc.; James Hawk, chairman of Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc.; and Takaharu Fushimi, CEO and president of Yokohama Tire Corp.
The origin of the statement is not immediately understood. The statement does not appear on the RMA website, and three of its current eight members – Continental Tire the Americas, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., and Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. – are missing as signatories.