AKRON (April 9, 2012) — Dr. Enki Tan, executive chairman of GITI Tire Co. Ltd., will deliver the keynote address at the Tire Society's 2012 conference on tire science and technology, held in conjunction with the International Tire Exhibition and Conference (ITEC) .
The keynote is slated for 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at the I-X Center in Cleveland. The 2012 gathering is the Tire Society's 31st annual meeting.
GITI is a Singapore-registered Chinese tire manufacturer with a wide range of tires sold in more than 100 countries around the world. It is considered the 15 th largest tire maker worldwide, with 2010 sales of more than $2.2 billion.
Dr. Tan also is a director of P.T. Gajah Tunggal Tbk., the largest Indonesian tire manufacturer and an associate company of GITI Tire. He is the vice chairman of Gul Technologies Ltd., a printed circuit board manufacturer, and the president director of Bukit Baiduri Energi, an Indonesian thermal coal mining company.
“ITEC is pleased to have the Tire Society's keynote speaker Enki Tan as part of our program. GITI Tire has twice won the General Motors global supplier of the year award. Dr. Tan will appeal to the whole gamut of the industry from tire designers and scientists, to tire plant managers, tire company executives, tire company suppliers, tire dealers and other sellers and servicers of tires,” said David Zielasko, editor and vice president/publisher of Tire Business and publisher of Rubber & Plastics News. The two Crain Communications Inc. publications are the organizers of ITEC.
The keynote address is open to all ITEC attendees.
The Tire Society is a non-profit corporation whose charter is to increase and disseminate knowledge as it pertains to the science and technology of tires. Besides the annual conference, it publishes “Tire Science and Technology,” quarterly review of papers on the subject.
For more information on ITEC, which will be held Sept. 18-20, visit the event website, www.itec-tireshow.com.