TIA to Host Free TPMS Webinar

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is offering a free webinar on tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) called Stay Up-to-Data with TPMS on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, at 2 p.m. (EDT).

Hee Se Ahn, president of Hankook Tire America Corp., says the new Laufenn brand surpassed expectations for growth in its first year.

2015 SEMA Show -- Tires, Tools and Technology

With upwards of 2,300 exhibit booths showcasing thousands of products, the annual four-day Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show is an extravaganza of choice for attendees involved in the automotive industry. Yet some trends that speak to the over-arching preoccupations of tire dealers emerged from the abundance of products on display at this year’s edition, which ran Nov. 3-6 in Las Vegas.

Jim Davidson has been a climber for 33 years and a high-altitude expedition leader. He will be the motivational speaker at TIA's next OTR Conference.

Speaker Climbs Off 'The Ledge' for OTR Conference

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has announced Jim Davidson, with Speaking of Adventure, will be the motivational speaker at the 2016 OTR Conference to be held Feb. 17-20, 2016, at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in San Diego. Davidson’s address will take place on Friday, Feb. 19, and is sponsored by BKT Tires.

Freda Pratt-Boyer hands over the TIA president's gavel to Glen Nicholson at the 2015 TIA membership meeting.

2015 Global Tire Expo, Pre-Show: 2 resolutions, 1 president

The past and the future collided at the 2015 Tire Industry Association (TIA) Membership Meeting. Held Nov. 2 prior to the start of the Global Tire Expo in Las Vegas, the annual meeting featured the passing of the gavel from outgoing President Freda Pratt-Boyer to new President Glen Nicholson.

Freda Pratt-Boyer, senior auditor for Purcell Tire & Rubber Co., will step down as president of the Tire Industry Association at this year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas.

Inspiration and Empowerment

Freda Pratt-Boyer reviews progress in legislation, retreading and women’s issues as her year as president of TIA comes to a close.

Glen Nicholson says he is looking forward to “continuing TIA’s great work in the areas of training and government affairs to provide ever-increasing value to our members.”

Glen Nicholson Takes the Wheel at TIA

Incoming Tire Industry Association (TIA) President Glen Nicholson is the senior director of retail training for TBC Corp. He was born in Newport News, Va., and because his father was in the Navy, he grew up near military bases in Virginia, Florida and California.


TIA/TRIB will host Global Retread Symposium

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) and the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) will co-host the Global Retread Symposium at the 2015 Global Tire Expo in Las Vegas.

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