AKRON (June 29, 2004) – Tom Dattilo, president and CEO of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., will be the keynote speaker for this year's Tire Society meeting Sept. 20-21 in Akron.
The Tire Society's 23rd annual conference will feature 27 technical papers over two days. Mr. Dattilo's keynote address will open the proceedings the morning of Sept. 20.
In addition, Bob Bernhard, director of the Institute for Safe, Quiet and Durable Highways at Purdue University, will deliver the plenary lecture. Dave McLellan, chief engineer on the Chevrolet Corvette from 1975-1992, will be the dinner speaker.
The event, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Akron's Quaker Square development, is being held in conjunction with the 2004 International Tire Exhibition and Conference, organized by Crain Communications Inc., publisher of Rubber & Plastics News and Tire Business.
For more information on the Tire Society meeting visit: www.tiresociety.org.