BOWIE, Md. (June 9, 2004) — Jon Rich, president of Goodyear's North America Tire unit, will be the keynote speaker at the 2005 World Tire Expo, the Tire Industry Association (TIA) said.
The show, which covers the commercial tire, retreading and recycling industries, will be April 20-22 in Louisville, Ky. In 2001, the association decided to host the show every other year, with the previous one in 2003.
“The TIA World Tire Expo is a major event in the industry, and I am proud to be a part of it,” Mr. Rich said in a TIA statement.
The association had considered changing the Expo's name but decided against it. Instead, earlier this year it unveiled a new logo depicting the TIA World Tire Expo, with a descriptive line stating: “The Conference and Exhibition for the Commercial Tire, Retreading and Recycling Industry.” TIA said the creation of a more descriptive logo better identifies the markets the WTE serves.
For more information about the show, go to www.worldtireexpo.org.