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Bob Handlos, vice president of product development for Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC, will be a session presenter at the Tire Industry Association (TIA) Environmental Symposium.

The symposium will be held Sept. 30 through Oct. 2, 2010, at the Ocean City Convention Center in Ocean City, Md., in conjunction with the Washington, Maryland & Delaware Service Station and Automotive Repair Association's annual convention and "Mega Trade Show."

Handlos’ session will take place on the morning of Oct. 2, and is entitled, “One Team, One Planet: Thinking Green for a Better Tomorrow.” He will discuss how Bridgestone is taking a leadership role in environmental outreach and programs under a global initiative called "One Team, One Planet." He has 30 years of experience in the tire and rubber industry, including 25 years with the Bridgestone Americas Inc. family of companies.

In addition to the education sessions, environmental and recycling exhibits will be showcased at the Mega Trade Show, and will provide attendees an important “hands-on” education opportunity in the exhibition hall, according to TIA. "Anyone who manufactures tires, operates a tire dealership, recycles tires, produces products from the tire raw material or consumes recycled tire products should attend this symposium and trade show."

Speakers and sessions are subject to change. For the latest information on the Environmental Symposium, visit the “Events” section of TIA’s Web site at

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