Comments from Past Participants

“This was a high value professional course taught by experienced faculty... an absolutely essential course for those who want to excel in the tire industry.”

  • Prakash Chandra Sohara, Hasetri India

“The University of Akron Tire Mechanics Symposium is very informative and provides an idea where the tire technology is heading today. It is very useful in day-to-day work.”

  • Haran Periyathamby, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

“This symposium is equally valuable to the expert and to the novice. The expert can interpret his micro expertise into the macro world of tires, while the novice can get a kick-start in developing his own expertise.”

  • J. K. Valaitis, Valaitis Consulting, Inc.

“An excellent course-well run. Most people at Bentley Motors involved with tires have now completed the course.”

  • Dr. Andrew McKinlay, Bentley Motors Limited, England

“Very good speakers and very nice presentation styles. It was great to have instructors with so much experience who had seen so much change in industry.”

  • Jannifer McIntyre, Ph.D. student, Dubbin Institute of Technology, Germany

“Great course and truly unique in the world.”

  • John Dick, Senior Scientist, Alpha Technologies, USA

“This course gave me a great and deep look into not only tire mechanics, but physics and chemistry also.”

  • Sergey Olshansky, Product Planning Manager, JSC Cordiant, Russia

“Many thanks for giving me a strong foundations on tires and a lot of information about the basic and practical aspects of  tire mechanics. This information will be very useful!" 

  • Agus Mulyono, Tire Designer, Pt. Gajah Tunggal, Indonesia