Tire Technology Expo – opens next week!

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Tire Technology Expo returns for a third visit to the city of Hannover, Germany, next week (February 20-22, 2018). With under a week to go, now is the time to register for your free pass, if you haven’t already!

The exhibition will be even bigger than in 2017, with 280+ exhibitors presenting the latest technology for tire research, development and manufacturing.

Read the source article at Tire Technology International

Smithers Rapra expert to speak at Tire Technology Expo 2018

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AKRON — Bruce Lambillotte, vice president of technical consulting at Smithers Rapra, will deliver a presentation on the present and future landscape of lightweighting in truck tires at the Tire Technology Expo 2018 in Hanover, Germany, Feb. 20-22.

Read the source article at Rubber and Plastics News

Chris Monroe to be honored at NCTDA conference

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Chris Monroe of Monroe Tire & Service in Shelby, N.C., will be honored as the Dealer of the Year at the upcoming North Carolina Tire Dealer Association (NCTDA) industry awards night.

The event will be held March 2 at the Raleigh City Center Marriott & Convention Center located in Raleigh, part of the two-day NCTDA Expo/Trade Show.

Mr. Monroe recently served as a member as the Tire Industry Association’s (TIA) board of directors.

Read the source article at Tire Business

TTI Awards 2018: Shortlist revealed!

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With just a month to go until Tire Technology Expo 2018 gets underway in Hannover, Germany, the shortlisted nominations for this year’s Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation and Excellence have been revealed!

The awards are decided by the votes of a 30-strong panel of experts from the tire industry and academia. The winners will be announced during the Expo at a Gala Dinner in the beautiful Kuppelsaal at the Hannover Congress Centrum, on the evening of February 21.

Read the source article at Tire Technology International

Marvin Bozarth to Retire from TIA at the 2018 OTR Conference in Florida

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(Bowie, MD – 1/4/2018) – The Tire Industry Association (TIA), a leader in tire safety, announced today that Senior Technical Consultant Marvin Bozarth, will officially retire at the upcoming 2018 Off-the-Road (OTR) Tire Conference. Mr. Bozarth has been with TIA since 1990 and has served as the Executive Director of the American Retreaders Association (ARA) and International Tire and Rubber Association (ITRA) from 1991-2002.

Read the source article at TIRE INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

Yokohama sponsoring Ssanyong Motorsport in Dakar Rally

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The Dakar Rally begins in Peru on Saturday, and Yokohama Tire shares that it is sponsoring Ssanyong Motorsport’s entry in this year’s event. It will supply the SsangYong Motorsport Tivoli DKR vehicle with Yokohama Geolandar M/T G003 mud-terrain tyres.

Read the source article at Tyrepress

Panasonic CEO Tom Gebhardt on customers, Tesla and product life cycles at Los Angeles Auto Show LAAS

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Panasonic CEO Tom Gebhardt on customers, Tesla and product life cycles at Los Angeles Auto Show LAAS. Tom Gebhardt was Named Chairman and CEO of Panasonic Corporation recently. Gebhardt talks about betting big on electric cars.

 

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Sumitomo Rubber North America Wins Technology Award for Mobile App

Sumitomo Rubber North America Inc. (SRNA) has won the 2017 Ventana Research Leadership Award in the Digital Technology category.

SRNA was honored for developing an iPad application that gives its sales personnel easy access to competitor pricing, fitments for popular vehicles in the area, and more. The app combines data from SRNA’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) and sales systems with tire market data to provide salespeople with the insight needed to do their jobs better, and help customers make informed purchasing decisions. 

Read the source article at Modern Tire Dealer

Tire Industry Association releases 63rd OTR Conference line-up

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The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has released the official session lineup for the 63rd Annual Off-the-Road (OTR) Conference. The conference and sessions will be at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida from February 21– 24, 2018.

Each session will address key industry and political topics that are important for all attendees. All sessions will be led by industry professionals and/or TIA staff.

Read the source article at Traction News