Tire and Rim Association gets Consolacion prize

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Rudy Consolacion recently joined the Tire and Rim Association (TRA) as engineering manager.

In this position, Consolacion has responsibility for the following key duties:

* coordinating TRA meetings;

* administering ISO tire, rim and valve activities;

* developing United States positions on ISO ballots and proposals;

* creating and maintaining TRA engineering programs; and

* coordinating industry standards with other related organizations and stakeholders.

“Rudy is a great addition to our organization,” says Joe Pacuit, executive vice president. "He has extensive engineering experience in the industry, is well-connected in the tire world and is passionate about our business.”

Consolacion spent 13 years with Kumho Tire U.S.A. Inc., where he developed high-performance product lines for the original equipment and replacement markets. He also managed Kumho’s motorsports programs, helping the company win numerous titles in SCCA and off-road racing, and class wins at the 24 Hours of LeMans and 12 Hours of Sebring.

Prior to joining Kumho, Consolacion had nine years of experience as a passenger tire engineer for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.

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