The International Tire Exhibition & Conference (ITEC) will offer tire aftermarket participants an open and interactive discussion on “best practices” entitled “Talking Shop,” on Tues day September 21, at the I-X Center, Cleveland, Ohio.
Moderated by Ron Lautzenheiser, former board member of the Tire Industry Association, and John B. Adams, former president of Big O Tires, the panel discussion will deal with timely issues that are of importance to tire dealers, distributors and wholesalers. The panelists will open the session by exploring the challenges and opportunities tire dealers face to maintain their livelihood. The session will then open the forum to the attendees to discuss any topic that they believe is important to them and the tire industry.
The panelists are: John B. Adams, founder, National Retail Concept Partners, LLC, Denver, Colo.; Craig Knarich, owner, Pit Crew Tire, Palm Harbor, Fla.; Paul Hyatt, owner, Superior Tire, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada; Ross Kogel, Jr., president, Tire Wholesalers Inc., Troy, Mich.; and Barry Steinberg, owner, Direct Tire Sales, Watertown, Mass.
The panel discussion is included in the registration fee of US $50 for independent tire dealers distributors and personnel at tire manufacturing facilities. The registration fee for suppliers to the tire industry is US$200.