Career Highlights:

  • 40+ years of experience in publishing and communications.
  • Disciplines include publication management, editorial/reporting, marketing, sales, public relations, event production, speech writing in the international tire, rubber and automotive service industries.
  • Career spans editorial and leadership positions at Crain Communications Inc. (Tire Business, Rubber News and European Rubber Journal) and the Tire Industry Association


Dave offers a unique perspective of the tire, rubber and automotive service industries gained through a three-decade-plus career as a trade publication editor and publisher and as a marketing and communications executive at the Tire Industry Association. In these roles, Dave attended hundreds of industry meetings, conferences, including state tire dealer and national association conventions, as well as tire and rubber company events and product launches. Along the way, he’s interviewed many top tire and rubber industry executives both domestically as well as in Europe, Central America and Asia. These opportunities have given him a broad understanding of the tire, rubber and automotive service industries and allowed him to become a sought-after industry speaker.


As an editor and publisher, Dave managed three tire industry trade publications, two in the U.S. and one based in London, England, and served as a Crain Communications Inc. vice president. In these roles, Dave managed the publications’ editorial, sales, marketing, circulation and events, the latter of which included the International Tire Exhibition & Conference (ITEC Show), the North American Tire & Retread Expo (managed the educational program in cooperation with the Latin Expo Group), and several niche technical conferences for the silicone, latex and rubber product manufacturing industries.

Dave’s industry knowledge and experience can help companies brand, market and promote their products/services via all avenues of communication, including public relations, press releases, social media, video, events and webinars.


  • Sales
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Public Relations
  • Social Media
  • Webinars

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