AKRON (June 24, 2014) — Michael Hochschwender, CEO and president of Smithers/Rapra/Smithers Group Inc., will serve as the keynote speaker at the Tire Society Inc.’s 33rd annual Business Meeting and Conference on Tire Science and Technology.
The conference will be held Sept. 8-10 at the John S. Knight Center in Akron.
Mr. Hockschwender’s talk is titled, “The New Reality of Innovation.”
Other speakers include Tod Laursen, president and professor of mechanical engineering at Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research in the United Arab Emigrates. The banquet presenter is Bela Sandor, professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin.
This report appeared on the website of Rubber & Plastics News, an Akron-based sister publication of Tire Business.
When is the last time you attended one of the national tire industry trade shows, such as SEMA, ITEC or the North American Tire & Retread Expo?
|I try and take in at least one show a year.||
|I usually attend one every few years.||
|There are so many tire maker and distributor meetings each year, I don’t see a need to attend one of the national shows.||
|I don’t find value in these shows and haven’t been to one in years.||
|I’d like to but I am too busy||