``We had a terrific 2004 and see good signs that we can keep the momentum going.'' - Jon D. Rich, president of Goodyear's North American Tire unit.
``As for the passenger car and light truck business, we stay positive and want to continue to improve our business through brand and product segment mix with strong results for the Michelin and BFGoodrich tire brands.'' - Pascal Couasnon, Michelin Americas Small Tires' vice president of marketing.
``Tires and wheels are a fashion statement today, and we expect to take advantage of this consumer trend.'' - Patricia J. Brown, vice president of global branding and communications for Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
``Balancing global supply and demand and monitoring the exploding economic development of China are also topics of importance.'' - Christine Karbowiak, vice president of public affairs for Bridgestone Americas Holding.