BOWIE, Md. (June 10)—Jon Rich, president of Goodyear's North America Tire unit, will be the keynote speaker at the 2005 World Tire Expo, the Tire Industry Association said.
The show will be April 20-22 in Louisville, Ky. In 2001, the association decided to host the show every other year, with the last one in 2003.
TIA had considered changing the Expo's name but decided against it. Instead, earlier this year it unveiled a new logo depicting the TIA World Tire Expo, with a descriptive line stating "The Conference and Exhibition for the Commercial Tire, Retreading and Recycling Industry." TIA said the creation of a more descriptive logo better identifies the markets the WTE serves.