Apr 13, 2016 NASHVILLE, Tenn.

Bridgestone Executive to Share Industry Trends at Clemson University Global Tire Industry Conference

aylor Cole, president, Commercial Off-the-Road (OTR) Tire Division, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations

The mining segment continues to face a challenging period economically, and it is changing the way our customers do business. It’s critical that we identify ways we can work together with our customers to develop solutions that will ensure the future success of our industry.

aylor Cole, president, Commercial Off-the-Road (OTR) Tire Division, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations

Taylor Cole, President of Commercial Off-the-Road Tire Division, to outline top ten disruptors for the mining tire industry

Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) today announced that Taylor Cole, president, Commercial Off-the-Road (OTR) Tire Division, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, will speak at the 32nd annual Clemson University Global Tire Industry Conference on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, on Thursday, April 14. Cole will speak as part of a panel session titled, “Tire Industry Outlook: Regulatory, Legislative, and Economic.”

Cole’s presentation will focus on the state of the OTR tire industry and how it is entering a transformative era – driven by trends like big data, predictive analytics and automation that are causing it to shift from a production model to a solutions-oriented approach to business. Cole will discuss the key industry disruptors in the coming years and how Bridgestone will navigate and adapt to new pressures facing the OTR tire industry.

“On behalf of Bridgestone Americas, I’m excited to share our insights with some of the most influential people in the tire industry,” said Cole. “The mining segment continues to face a challenging period economically, and it is changing the way our customers do business. It’s critical that we identify ways we can work together with our customers to develop solutions that will ensure the future success of our industry.”

Developed in 1985, the Clemson Tire Conference is a three-day, comprehensive, interdisciplinary conference designed to address developments throughout the field of tire design, research and manufacturing in all allied industries, whether directly or indirectly involved in tire making. The conference attracts attendees from North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. It is organized and presented by Clemson University's Center for Corporate Learning and supported by the expertise of many tire companies and auxiliary companies of the tire industry.

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