AKRON (May 11, 2012)—Several tire company executives will discuss issues impacting the tire industry during this fall's 2012 International Tire Exhibition & Conference in Cleveland.
The presidents and CEO panel—the first ever at ITEC—will be held on Sept. 19 on the exhibit floor. The panel will include John Baratta, president of consumer tire replacement sales for Bridgestone Americas; Chris Ostrander, president of North American tire operations for Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.; and Paolo Ferrari, CEO and chairman of the NAFTA region for Pirelli Tire North America Inc.
The panelists will discuss issues such as product trends, raw materials, the Internet, distribution channels, “sticker shock,” new tire labeling laws and size proliferation.
The panel will be moderated by David Zielasko, publisher of
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