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Advisory Board

The Traction Summit program is shaped by a panel of expert advisory board members who know this industry inside and out. These professionals lend their experience and expertise to the program, ensuring a relevant and industry-leading event. Meet the Advisory Board members!
David Howland - General Motors

David Howland

Global Leader for Tire Testing and Analytical Methods at General Motors
Jay Spears - Continental Tire

Jay Spears

Director of Standards and Regulation, The Americas at Continental Tire
Dr. John Baldwin - Discount Tire

Dr. John Baldwin

Chief Product & Technical Strategist at Discount Tire
Doug Terrill - Hankook Tire and Technology Company, Ltd

Doug Terrill

Test Team Manager at Hankook Tire and Technology Company, Ltd
Brent Gruber - J.D. Power

Brent Gruber

Senior Director of Global Automotive at J.D. Power
Dr. James A. Popio - Smithers

Dr. James A. Popio

Vice President of Operations - North America at Smithers
Dr. Gregory Smith - The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Dr. Gregory Smith

Senior Engineer – Tire Mechanics & Virtual Tire Submissions at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
R. Christopher Napier - ExxonMobil Chemical Co.

R. Christopher Napier

Elastomers Applications Engineer, Global Specialty Polymers Technology at ExxonMobil Chemical Co.