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 ROY LITTLEFIELD III AND DAVE ZIELASKO RETIRE FROM THE TIRE INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION through their expertise NEWS PEOPLE  The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has announced the retirement of two mem- bers of its team, Roy Littlefield III and Dave Zielasko. Littlefield served as TIA’s Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Execu- tive Officer (CEO) from 2003 to 2021. During his tenure at the helm, the asso- ciation experienced sustained growth. Zielasko has been an integral part of TIA, promoting tyre safety and training with dedication and vision. Under his guidance, TIA has seen growth in news coverage and has played a pivotal role in fostering connections within the tyre industry. TIA CEO Dick Gust praised Littlefield and Zielasko for significantly improv- ing tyre industry standards and rep- resentation and initiatives in safety, training, and communication. The association has announced Maggie Blevins’s transition to the Marketing and Communications Manager role and that Roy Littlefield IV will build on his family’s legacy as the Vice President of Government Affairs.     MARANGONI’S JAN-OLOF SVENSSON RETIRES The Marangoni manager responsible for the Scandinavian market, Sweden’s Jan-Olof Svensson, is retiring, com- menting: “The tyre industry has been a big part of my life since 1987, but now the time has come for retirement.” Jan-Olof started his working career as a truck driver. After that, he returned to school and was ready to take a position in sales. His first employment in the tyre in- dustry was Michelin Nordics, followed by Kléber Sweden. The next opportunity was Bandag, and finally, since 2014, Marangoni. After all these years, Jan-Olof is a well-known name in the retreading industry as a genuine professional caring for his customers. Jan-Olof stated: “It is not an easy deci- sion to retire from a working life which I enjoyed almost every day, but some difficult decisions must also be made in private and business life. Now, I must fill the time with exciting and enjoyable activities.”   P.40 

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