TIA Announces Board Election Results

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has announced the winners of the 2016-2017 Board of Directors election. Four seats were available this year, each with a three-year term.

TIA Executive Vice President Roy Littlefield said, “We were fortunate to have had a tremendous number of qualified candidates vying for the board positions again this year. We are appreciative of all the candidates who have a desire to serve the industry.”

Those elected to the TIA Board for 2016-2017 include: Anthony Blackman, Atlantic Tire & Service, Inc., Cary, N.C. (returning), Dan Nothdurft, Tires Tires Tires, Sioux Falls, SD, Jim Pangle, Fountain Tire, Edmonton, Alta., Canada (returning), and Brian Rigney, Dill Air Controls, Oxford, N.C. (returning).

Additionally, Mason Hess, Purcell Tire, Tucson, Ariz., was placed into the one-year vacancy that was created by the election of John Evankovich, Sam’s Club, to the position of Secretary. Chuck Space, Texas Tire & Automotive Association, will be the new state/provincial representative on the Board. TIA would like to acknowledge the tremendous work of departing Board members including Bob Bignell, Ernie Caramanico, Lyssa da Costa, and Joseph Henmueller. The new Board will take office on Monday, October 31 at TIA’s Annual Meeting at the Tropicana Las Vegas.

About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Retreading Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyres & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.

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