NCTDRA Sets Busy Convention & Trade Show - Tire Review Magazine

NCTDRA Sets Busy Convention & Trade Show

(Akron/Tire Review) The North Carolina Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association will hold its annual convention and trade show on Mar. 30-Apr. 1 at the Embassy Suites & Convention Center near Charlotte, N.C.

The event will feature a member golf outing, and the trade show will feature some 40 suppliers, including demonstrations on new tire and wheel fitments, TPMS and other products.

The convention portion will include a panel discussion by several tire industry professionals, including Annette Dunlap, who will discuss “Professionalism in Your Stores;" Danny Sanchez, who will talk about technician productivity; Dave Shelton of Bridgestone/Firestone, who will discuss the OE tire market; and TIA’s Kevin Rohwling, who will provide an update on TPMS.

John Gamauf, president of Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire’s consumer tire group, will be the keynote speaker at the NCTDRA’s annual banquet.

For more information, call Reece Hester, executive director, at 877-784-0111 or visit

You May Also Like

CMA, Double Coin appoint new regional sales manager

Patrick Etheridge, a Marine Corps combat veteran, will serve as regional sales manager for the mid-south/Rocky Mountain region.


CMA and Double Coin have appointed Patrick Etheridge as regional sales manager for the mid-south/Rocky Mountain region. Etheridge, a Marine Corps combat veteran, began his tire career at Bridgestone Firestone in 2004. He rose to district manager for the GCR organization and transitioned to RDH Retreading in 2013.

Beginning in 2015, Etheridge worked for GiTi Tire (USA) as a key client leader and Prinx Chengshan Tire North America as VP of sales.

BKT awarded as Top Exporter at International Customs Day 2024

The award was presented to BKT because of its commitment to providing products and services to its customers across 163 countries.

Chapel Hill Tire partners with NCTAP on early automotive education

The partnership provides training and education to high school students through an apprenticeship program.

Understanding hybrid regenerative braking and its impact on brake wear

Hybrid brakes capture kinetic energy through regenerative braking instead of losing it as heat.

TR-Continental-regenerative brake
Yokohama’s Geolandar tires win multiple classes at 2023 King of the Hammers

Yokohama’s Geolandar off-road tires for SUVs and pickup trucks finished first in three classes at this year’s King of the Hammers race.


Other Posts

Dunlop Motorcycle Tires promotes Chad Geer

Geer will be Dunlop Motorcycle Tires’ new director of MC product, marketing & motorsports.

Gallery: 2024 Off-the-Road Tire conference

Check out some of the highlights from this year’s OTR Tire Conference, featuring speakers on OTR service safety, economic outlooks and other trends.

Apollo Tyres introduces new recycling initiative

Apollo will repurpose the pledged (used) tires and use the recycled rubber crumb to create football pitches for the underprivileged.

Nominations for 2024’s Top Shop award are now open

Are you the next Top Shop? Do you know an independent tire dealer who deserves this honor? Nominate a shop today!