AKRON — Juan Botero, a Continental Tire the Americas vice president, and Ron Kennedy, managing director of the Center for Tire Research (CenTiRe), will be the featured speakers at this year's Tire Society annual business meeting, Sept. 12-13 in Fairlawn, Ohio.
Mr. Botero, who oversees Conti's passenger and light truck OE business in the Americas, will speak on "The Future of Mobility: How Customer Requirements will Shape Tire Technology" in his keynote lecture, scheduled for 8:10 a.m. on Sept. 12.
Mr. Kennedy's plenary lecture — "Tire Finite Element Modeling — How we got where we are and where we are headed" — is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Sept. 13.
The meeting, the group's 36th annual conference, is being held at the Akron-Fairlawn Hilton in Fairlawn, an Akron suburb. The conference is attended by engineers and scientists from the tire and vehicle industries, academia and government from around the world.