AKRON—David Stafford, executive vice president, personnel and chief human resources officer for Michelin North America, will deliver the keynote address at the upcoming International Tire Exhibition & Conference.
Stafford's presentation will be held Sept. 13 at 3:45 p.m., and it will cover technology, innovation, advanced manufacturing and what Michelin is doing to engage a changing work force.
A networking reception will follow the keynote address.
Stafford joined Michelin in 1984, working in the materials research department. In 1990, he transferred to the truck tire research and development group at the company's headquarters in France, where he worked for three years.
From 1993 to 2002, Stafford was responsible for a number of truck tire product research and development groups, both in North America and at the Michelin Group level. He was appointed technical director for Michelin Americas Truck Tires in 2002.
Along with his duties for Michelin, Stafford serves on the Area Commission for Greenville Technical College and on the Advisory Board for School of Engineering and Science at Clemson University. He earned a bachelor's degree in materials engineering in 1982 and a Master‘s of Science in Materials Engineering in 1984, both from Virginia Tech University.
ITEC will be held Sept. 13-15 at the John S. Knight Center in Akron, Ohio.
The keynote is one of highlight of a conference program that includes more than 55 individual presentations, plus panel discussions.