SAINT PAUL, Minn. - Feb. 24, 2018 - Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the executive's user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, recently announced Kirk Studdiford, Synchrono Director of Client Services as a 2018 Pros to Know.

"I am honored to be among the 2018 Pros to Know recipients. I enjoy interacting with manufacturers across the globe helping them determine desired outcomes, putting strategies into place and measuring ROI. I would be far less effective without my talented and dedicated team. We have a great team at Synchrono and strive to deliver value to our customers every day," noted Studdiford.

About Supply & Demand Chain Executive

The Pros to Know Awards recognize supply chain executives, and manufacturing and non-manufacturing enterprises, that are leading initiatives to help prepare their companies' supply chains for the significant challenges of today's business climate. This year's list includes individuals from software firms and service providers, consultancies, or academia, who helped their supply chain clients or the supply chain community at large prepare to meet these challenges—and Practitioner Pros, who do the same within their own companies.

About Synchrono

Synchrono ( demand-driven manufacturing software synchronizes complex manufacturing environments in real-time, to drive business results. For almost twenty years, Synchrono systems have helped discrete manufacturers, engineer-to-order manufacturers, and others manage constraints, improve flow and drive on-time production.

When integrated under the Synchrono Demand-Driven Manufacturing Platform, lean and demand-driven initiatives achieve new levels of excellence, transforming businesses by synchronizing people, processes, machines, materials, and data to drive production flow from order inception to delivery.

The award winning Synchrono Demand-Driven Manufacturing Platform offers five system components, including a planning, scheduling, and production management system and ekanban software for real-time inventory replenishment and supply chain collaboration. The Synchrono Platform has a unique a data collection, historian, and automated workflow engine along with an application that generates automatic alerts, escalation and action plans to minimize disruptions. Perhaps most importantly, this technology platform also includes a real-time visual factory information system.

Synchrono systems allow for the simultaneous exchange of data across systems and resources, the ability to respond to constraints and changes in demand as they occur, and to predict, pre-empt, and prioritize issues.  The Platform components may be implemented independently or collectively to enable the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), providing an unprecedented foundation for communication, collaboration, and continuous improvement.

Synchrono delivers a competitive edge. Follow the Demand-Driven Matters blog at and follow Synchrono on Twitter at @Synchrono_News.

GUANGZHOU, ChinaNov. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The 122nd China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair) ended successfully on November 4 with a total of 191,950 buyers from 213 countries and regions attending, up by 3.36% over the 120th session.
The cumulative export turnover reached 198,65 billion yuan (US$30.16 billion), marking an 8.2 percent year-on-year increase.
Machinery and electronic products continued to lead in trade volume, making up 52.7 percent of the total turnover, seeing a 5.4 percent year-on-year increase. This was followed by light industrial products and textile and clothing. Turnover at the brands sections has grown by 13.6 percent, while the pet sector also received large number of inquiries.
Xu Bing, spokesman for the Canton Fair, noted that the fruitful results were achieved thanks to the growing number of buyers and their purchasing power.
Some participants include:
  • 84,445 buyers from Belt and Road Initiative countries with a 3.48 percent year-on-year increase;
  • A total of 104 companies listed in the latest Top 250 Global Retailers, including eight of the top 10 companies among which were Walmart, Kroger, Walgreens Home Depot, Carrefour, Aldi, Tesco and Amazon;
  • 1,086 international companies and sourcing groups, such as Auchan (France), KESKO (Finland), Taurus (Spain), Staples (US), Harbor Freight Tools (US), Lifetime Brands Inc (US), Kawan Lama Group (Indonesia) and LOCK&LOCK (South Korea).
In addition, the 122nd Canton Fair hosted 50 events that covered trending topics in the international market, industry forum, design and innovation discussion, technology R&D, branding and marketing, regional industry promotions and new product releases.
Some of the events were:
  • "UAE on the Belt and Road" - China-UAE Purchasing Matchmaking;
  • The Canton Fair (UK) international market forum;
  • The Canton Fair Sourcing Day-United Nations and International Organization.
"We are thrilled to see the Canton Fair continuing to promote global trade by maintaining optimizing exhibition sections to improve the precision in attracting investment," said Xu. "We wish that in the upcoming 123rd Canton Fair we will meet more new businesses and work together to reshape the international trade market, taking it into a new era."
About Canton Fair
The China Import and Export Fair, also known as the Canton Fair, has been held biannually in Guangzhou since 1957. It is the largest exhibition with the widest array of products, most diverse selection of buyers and highest business turnover in China.
SOURCE Canton Fair

LOS ANGELES, CA - November 12th, 2017 - Entrepreneur Michael Satterfield, CEO of Satterfield Group™ and the designer behind wholesale apparel company RBR Inc. announced that he will be available for interviews with qualified media during his US media tour promoting his upcoming automotive web series, which begins production in 2018.

Michael, widely known for his popular blog The Gentleman Racer™ has expanded into video content and in conjunction with Morgan's & Phillip's Speed Shop™ will be launching his new automotive build series on YouTube®. The weekly series will focus on several project cars including a classic Austin Healey, a Ford Mustang resto-mod, a Jaguar XK8 race car, a vintage Datsun 240Z, and other unique projects that come through Morgan's & Phillip's Speed Shop™.

"This series is really an extension of what we have been doing on™ telling great stories about amazing cars," Michael said. "It's going to be more than just watching myself and the team build cars, we really hope to build a sense of community, tell some great stories, and take our viewers along on some of our crazy adventures."

Michael is no stranger to being in front of the camera having done internet live broadcasts for eBay Motors ® and branded content for Kinforest Tires™ in China. Michael has also appeared in product videos for brands like Eibach ®, Champion Cooling Systems ®, Ford ®, Land Rover ®, Craftsmen Tools ®, and many others.

Michael will be available for in-person interviews in the following cities.

Indianapolis Indian: December 7-9 (Performance Racing Industry Show)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin: December 21-22
Alberqurque, New Mexico: January 2-3
Phoenix, Arizona: January 4-5
Miami, Florida: January 11-12
Austin, Texas: January TBD
Dallas, Texas: January TDB
Denver, Colorado: January 26-27
Contact for Los Angeles area availability.

About Michael Satterfield:

Michael Satterfield is an entrepreneur who has spent the last 20 years working in the automotive industry. Because of his experience in new media and internet marketing Michael has been tapped to speak at conferences including Dad 2.0 and The Western Summit. Michael has also been featured in publications like AMEX Small Business, A-Car Japan, Popular Hotrodding, and many others. As a content creator, he has partnered with brands like Sony, Jackson Wayne, Land Rover, Hyundai, Kia, Old Spice, Vanderhall, Craftsmen, Falken Tires, Eibach, Tide, Michelin, and Cleveland Cyclewerks to create unique branded content. Learn more at

To set up an e-mail or phone interview please email Rebecca Jones

SOURCE Satterfield Group

Ontario, California, October 27. Morgan's & Phillip's Speed Shop™ has released new colors and styles of their officially licensed Gulf Oil retro trucker cap. The super soft mesh back trucker cap features hand distressed details and is offered in classic Gulf Racing colors. For those looking for a less vintage Morgan's & Phillip's™ also offers a classic non-distressed version.
Available and independent retailers, automotive lifestyle stores, and online at

For more information please contact

About Morgan's & Phillip's Speed Shop™
Founded by automotive enthusiasts Michael Satterfield in 2007, M&P Speed Shop™ has become a globally recognized automotive lifestyle brand.  


JACKSON CENTER, OhioOct. 12, 2017 -- Airstream, manufacturer of the iconic riveted aluminum travel trailer, today announced the brand's newest design-forward production model – the Airstream Globetrotter, which will be launched during Adobe MAX, The Creativity Conference, October 18.
The Airstream Globetrotter is the product of an international collaboration with Astheimer Limited, a renowned UK-based design studio. The interior of this new offering presents a modern, refined look that celebrates minimalism with supple curves and symmetry.
"Nearly 70 years ago our founder Wally Byam and his lifelong friend, Cornelius Vanderbilt, painted the word 'Globe Trotters' on the side of their Airstream and set out on a European adventure," said Bob Wheeler, President and CEO of Airstream. "We created the Globetrotter to capture the spirit of Wally's wanderlust, Neil's fondness for Europe, and their mutual love of modern design. The end result is a travel trailer that blends the classic Airstream look with a style that truly sets it apart."
The Globetrotter's interior features a layer of contemporary sophistication with premium finishes and fixtures, including aluminum walls, panoramic windows, a curved headboard and cabinets, wrap-around upholstery, recessed speakers and backlighting throughout. The Globetrotter will be available in four interior d├ęcor choices based on the dark walnut and natural elm themes.
The Globetrotter has a host of design-centric features including:
  • Tuft & Needle® adaptive foam mattress, low-profile nightstands, unique contemporary accent wall and a curved wrap-around headboard
  • Hand-crafted Italian lite-ply laminated interior cabinetry
  • Franke® high-rise faucet and Moen® oversized rectangular stainless-steel sink under-mounted to a Corian® countertop
  • New overhead storage locker design with radius slim-fit doors and backlit interiors
  • Power awning and window awning package with premium Sunbrella® fabrics (optional)
  • Polk® audio system with recessed speakers
  • Infinity Luxury Woven Vinyl™ flooring
  • Globetrotter Essentials accessory kit with Oceanair® bedding
The 27ft Globetrotter is priced at $99,900 MSRP. Airstream dealers nationwide started receiving inventory in early October; consumers should visit their nearest authorized Airstream dealer.
For more information about The Globetrotter and other products in Airstream's lineup, please visit
About Airstream Airstream, manufacturer of the iconic "silver bullet" travel trailer, is the longest-tenured recreational vehicle manufacturer in North America. Following founder Wally Byam's credo, "Let's not make changes, let's only make improvements," Airstream has remained a timeless classic. Byam's vision for Airstream trailers was to use these design- and quality-driven products to allow people to dream, travel and explore the open road. A subsidiary of Thor Industries, Airstream is based in Jackson Center, Ohio, where a team of craftsmen remains dedicated to preserving the brand's legendary reputation for quality and innovation. For more information, please visit, call 877-596-6111 or contact Airstream, Inc., 419 West Pike Street, P.O. Box 629, Jackson Center, Ohio 45334.
More news about Airstream, our dealers and current travel trailer and touring coach models can be found at For the latest news on Airstream, "like" us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @Airstream_Inc.

SOURCE Airstream
CONTACT: Breanna Buhr/Amanda Niklowitz, JMPR, Inc. (818) 992-4353,,

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.Oct. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- DISCOUNT TIRE, the world's largest independent tire and wheel retailer, opened its first store in Alabama to meet demand in the state. The Madison store is located at 8042 Highway 72 West, near the intersection of Wall Triana Highway and across the street from Hardee's.
The staff at DISCOUNT TIRE guarantees customers the lowest prices and delivers personalized service to make tire buying easy and hassle-free while striving to serve as a trusted and convenient neighborhood tire retailer. Since 2013, DISCOUNT TIRE has seen exponential growth, opening stores in 10 additional states. The new location in Madison makes Alabama the 11th state for new business and the 34th state that DISCOUNT TIRE serves. DISCOUNT TIRE offers customers free tire pressure checks at its new Madison store and provides Alabama drivers tire safety tips, including the importance of properly inflated tires.
Hours of operation are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. DISCOUNT TIRE is closed on Sunday.
DISCOUNT TIRE sells a wide selection of leading tire brands including Michelin, Goodyear, Bridgestone, BFGoodrich, Pirelli, Falken, Continental and Cooper, along with DISCOUNT TIRE-exclusive brands such as Arizonian, Road Hugger and Pathfinder. DISCOUNT TIRE also offers a variety of custom wheel brands including MB, Vision, American Outlaw, TSW, Liquid Metal and Konig.
The phone number for the new DISCOUNT TIRE store in Madison is 256-716-6777. To schedule service appointments or search tires and wheels by size, brand and style – or by vehicle year, make and model – visit the new Madison webpage at DISCOUNT TIRE also makes tire safety and driving safety tips available at
DISCOUNT TIRE, based in Scottsdale, Ariz., is the world's largest independent tire and wheel retailer. Founded in 1960 by Bruce Halle, the company does business under the trade name DISCOUNT TIRE in most of the U.S., as AMERICA'S TIRE in parts of California, and as DISCOUNT TIRE DIRECT in markets outside the reach of our retail stores. The company currently serves customers as their trusted neighborhood tire retailer at 950 stores in 34 states across the country. DISCOUNT TIRE sponsors the NASCAR XFINITY Series and Monster Energy AMA Supercross. For more information about DISCOUNT TIRE/AMERICA'S TIRE, visit or Like us on Facebook at

SOURCE Discount Tire
CONTACT: Chelsea O'Neal,, 214-891-7731

Diamond Bar, CA Oct. 12, 2017 -- The finalists have been announced for three of SEMA's prestigious industry awards—SEMA Rep Agency of the Year, SEMA WD of the Year and SEMA Manufacturer of the Year. The awards will be presented during the SEMA Industry Awards Banquet, Thursday, November 2.
The banquet will also feature the presentation of the distinguished Person of the Year and Gen-III Innovator of the Year awards, and tribute will be paid to the 2017 SEMA Hall of Fame inductees—GiGi Carleton, Doug Evans and Barry Meguiar—for their influence on and contributions to the industry.

Finalists for SEMA's Industry Awards

SEMA Manufacturer of the Year
SEMA WD of the Year
SEMA Rep Agency of the Year
The SEMA Industry Awards Banquet takes place Thursday, November 2, at the Westgate Resort & Casino. More information on the SEMA Industry Awards Banquet is available online.
Visit for the latest Show information and to register for the 2017 SEMA Show.