BOWIE, Md. (Jan. 18, 2016) — Top executives from Bridgestone Corp. and Alliance Tire Americas, together with representatives of the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada and the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), will make presentations at this year's TIA OTR Conference, Feb. 16-18 in Oahu, Hawaii.
Taylor Cole, Bridgestone's president of commercial solutions for mining, will deliver a "manufacturer keynote" during the Feb. 17 morning session. His address, detailing the nature of change in the industry, will focus on the speed of change.
Bruce Besancon, vice president marketing for Alliance Tire Americas, will lead off the Friday morning session with a presentation on growth opportunities in the small OTR tire market. With the soft mining industry, the best place for growth is the construction and aggregate industries.