Can: tire/vehicle fitment, meaning of tire markings, tire safety, tire replacement options, tire inflation, tire problems, including vibration diagnosis, tire wear problems, tire alignment, tire speed ratings, tire repair, tire regulations (Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for tires - FMVSS), tire recall information, tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS), vehicle tire data placards (door placards), tire fuel efficiency, tire warranty provisions - comparison shopping, how to read your tire warranty and get the most from it. Tire (design, dimension) standards: T&RA, E.T.R.T.O (E.U Standards). Wheels, and proper tire/wheel fitment.
Recently retired (one year), V.P. of Technical Service, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp., Cypress, CA (20 years in Technical Service). Served as member of The Tire & Rim Assn., and Rubber Manufacturers Assn. (various technical committees). Was in charge of tire quality assurance, ISO certification, writing of technical manuals, data books, technical bulletins, warranties, product development.
Recent past: The Tire & Rim Association, Rubber Manufacturers Assn., Society of Automotive Engineers
Andover Institute of Business, Brockton, MA Diploma 1968 Rubber Div., American Chemical Society courses: "Rubber Technology" (Maurice Morton), "Science and Technology of Rubber" (Frederick Eirich), 1980. Seminar: "The TREAD Act", Stephen Selander, Esq., 2003 Seminar: "Effective Design of Product Warnings and Precautionary Statements" Patricia Robinson, PhD, 2008 ISO 9000:2000 trained, 2007