TIA Names Littlefield Government Affairs VP


The Tire Industry Association has promoted Roy Littlefield IV to vice president of government affairs, effective Nov. 1, 2022. He previously was director of government affairs for the past eight years.

Littlefield Promoted at TIA

Littlefield has acquired the business acumen, industry knowledge and leadership experience to lead the TIA Government Affairs office into the future,” TIA CEO Richard “Dick” Gust said, in announcing the promotion.

In his new role, Littlefield will be responsible for developing, leading and executing TIA’s legislative strategy. This includes monitoring and assessing proposed legislation, emerging issues and trends at the federal, state, local and provincial levels of government to determine where legislative and regulatory action is advisable.

He also will respond to inquiries on policy issues, comment on pending legislation and develop and disseminate TIA legislative position statements that advance tyre industry goals and objectives.

Littlefield additionally will develop relationships with third party advocates to help shape legislative activity and expand strategic relationships with federal and state legislators and their staff.

Equally important, Littlefield will serve as an advisor to the TIA staff and the TIA Board of Directors on all matters of legislative consequence. He will report to Gust.

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.

Email: david.wilson@retreadingbusiness.com

Phone: (44) 1270 668 718

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