SEMA News—November 2013

Roy Littlefield

A Message From TIA Executive Vice President

Roy LittlefieldOn behalf of the Tire Industry Association (TIA), welcome to the 2013 Global Tire Expo—Powered by TIA. GTE continues to be the largest gathering of the tire industry in North America. From discovering new products to networking, I hope that you will take advantage of all the opportunities that GTE has to offer.

We are excited that the Global Tire Expo has experienced overwhelming growth this year and are pleased to welcome many new exhibitors. We continue to work with our valuable partner SEMA to ensure this year’s show will be a tremendous success.

As in years past, TIA is hosting its popular educational session tracks TPMS at 10, Truck Tires at 10 and Tires at 2, led by some of the industry’s top experts. Topics will include TPMS Troubleshooting, Shoulder Repairs in the Field, Monitoring Tire Pressure on Trucks, and more. And don’t miss “Understanding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” an informative session that will provide you with insight on how “Obamacare” may impact your business. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and meet with representatives from The Association Benefits Solution (TABS) and learn about their self-funded group benefit solution that is now being offered to TIA members.

I invite you to stop by the TIA booth (#40069) in the Lower South Hall, visit with our staff, learn about our training programs, and meet with some of our Member Benefit Partners, including:

  • Federated Insurance (business insurance)
  • HotRod Processing (credit card processing)
  • Coface (collection services)
  • The Association Benefits Solution—TABS (health insurance)

Each of our partners offers exclusive savings to TIA members that can help improve your business’ bottom line.

Whether you are an exhibitor or attendee, your support of the Global Tire Expo and TIA helps keep our industry strong. Again, on behalf of everyone at TIA, I thank you for being here and hope you enjoy the Expo and your stay in Las Vegas!


Roy Littlefield
Executive Vice President
Tire Industry Association


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