Bradley Ragan Jr Dies

Bradley Ragan Jr., owner of B.R. Retreading Inc. in Glasgow, Ky., and RDH Tire and Retread Co. in Cleveland, N.C., has died in the USA aged 70.

Ragan, born in 1946, was the owner of Carolina Tire in the 1970s and took over from his father as CEO and chairman at Brad Ragan Inc. in 1979.

Carolina Tire/Brad Ragan Inc. grew to over 80 stores in seven states but was eventually acquired by Goodyear in 1999.

 

About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Retreading Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyres & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.

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