AKRON (March 22, 2010)—Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. Vice Chairman and CEO Seung Hwa Suh will be the keynote speaker at this year's Conference on Tire Science and Technology, scheduled for Sept. 20-21 in Akron, according to Tire Society, the event's organizer.
The 2010 meeting, the group's 29th annual gathering, also will feature a plenary lecture by Yukio Nakajima, Bridgestone Corp.'s Tire Research Division director, and a banquet after-dinner speech by David Cole, chairman of the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor, Mich.
A Hankook executive since 1996, Suh has been CEO since March 2007. His topic was not disclosed.
Tire Society, a nonprofit organization of professionals dedicated to disseminating scientific and technical knowledge related to tires, is calling for technical paper submissions by May 1 for the two-day conference, being held this year at the Four Points Sheraton in Fairlawn, Ohio, just west of Akron. The hotel will be known as Doubletree Hotel by the time of the conference, the group said.
Among the topics are materials, mechanics, processing, manufacturing and applications. Paper abstracts can be submitted electronically to: [email protected]