AKRON—The dates have been set for the 2016 International Tire Exhibition & Conference for Tire Manufacturing, and for the first time the event will have three conference organizers for the technical program.
ITEC 2016, organized by Rubber & Plastics News, will take place Sept. 13-15 at the John S. Knight Center in Akron.
First held in 1994, the biennial conference and exhibition provides the most comprehensive tire technology, business and manufacturing presentations available in the tire industry, along with an extensive tradeshow, according to RPN Publisher Dave Zielasko.
The three conference chairs will be include Harold Herzlich, technical editor for RPN, who has led ITEC's technical program since 1994; Larry Evans of Larry Evans Consulting, who retired from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; and Walter Waddell, recently retired from ExxonMobil Chemical Co.
“We are pleased Walter Waddell and Larry Evans have agreed to join the ITEC team as co-chairmen,” Zielasko said. “They are well respected in the tire, rubber and chemical industries and bring extensive technical experience to the ITEC chairmanship. Working together with Harold Herzlich we look for them to make the tire industry's premier technical conference and trade show even more valuable for attendees.”
For more information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, contact Brent Weaver at 330-865-6119 or [email protected].