Paul Bobzin, 1995-96 NTDRA president, set the stage for merging NTDRA's convention into Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week.
Carlos Ghosn, after announcing a $500 million-plus expansion plan, left the helm of Michelin North America for automaker Renault.
Morry Taylor, Titan Wheel CEO, ran an unsuccessful presidential campaign then announced the building of a new farm/OTR tire plant.
John Sellers led USWA rubber workers in negotiating a contract with Bridgestone/Firestone Inc., ending a bitter 28-month labor dispute.
Louis DiPasqua directed private-brand marketer TBC Corp. in the acquisition of North America's largest retail tire franchiser, Big O Tires.
Bill Babek, as ARA president, broadened the group's focus, and name to International Tire and Rubber Association.