David Matthews – owner and key contributor of Carbonblack’s blog
An industrial chemist by profession, David spent 40 years in the Tyre industry. He is experienced in many aspects of tyre and retread development, technical service, testing and quality control. David spent eight years as Training Manager for Beaurepaires and Dunlop Olympic Tyres. He “tells it like it is”.
His plain, simple, technically based explanations are written so that you can understand. He will edit our blog. In his spare time, he is captain of the N.S.W. State Over 75’s Seniors tennis team; and plays a mean jazz piano.
On March 5th, he celebrates 60 years in the tyre industry- and is still keen to discuss as many aspects of the business as you could wish. He has contributed over 100 articles to our “All About Tyres” segment on practically every aspect of tyre technology.
Allan Henry has spent most of his working life in the automotive tyre industry.
With more than 30 years in the industry, Allan has considerable experience in many facets of tyre design, manufacture and tyre performance.
From many years involved in tyre construction, tread pattern, and tyre mould shape design and development, tyre technical and uniformity issues related to tyre manufacture, plus road, track and laboratory testing of tyres, Allan has an extensive, in-depth knowledge of most tyre technical issues.
Allan also spent 5 years in senior technical support roles at both the tyre wholesale and retail level, making him one of very few people in Australia with real knowledge, not only of how tyres work, but also the issues facing today’s tyre consumer.
Allan is a qualified mechanical engineer, and has a Masters Degree in Management.
Blog Article from Allan: Tyre review interpretation