ITEC is the largest tire manufacturing trade expo and conference in North America. The agenda features more than 50 presentations from experts across the industry, including keynote presentations for each day of the event, which runs Sept. 13-15 at the John S. Knight Center in downtown Akron. .
Ellis Jones, Goodyear's vice president and chief sustainability officer, will focus on the sustainable future of the industry Sept. 13, while and Anne Forristall Luke, president and CEO of the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA), will discuss the space where technology and policy collide on Sept. 14.
Will Mars, founder and president of tire-industry supplier Endurica L.L.C., is set to receive the Herold Herzlich Award and give a keynote presentation on the final day.
The Sept. 15 schedule also includes a Women's breakfast with a keynote presentation from Terry DeLapa and a panel discussion, featuring female leaders from around the industry. Panelists include:
- Heather Adelman, vice president of consumer replacement sales at Yokohama Tire Corp.;
- Katrina Cornish, endowed chair and Ohio Research Scholar, bioemergent materials, The Ohio State University;
- Renee Radabaugh, Goodyear's vice president of consumer channels and categories in North America; and
- Natalie Weingart, director of supplier quality for Bridgestone Americas Inc.