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Tire Industry Association elects five new board members

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The Tire Industry Association has elected five members to its board of directors. Four will serve three-year terms and the fifth will serve a one-year term filling the vacancy created when Mason Hess, of Purcell Tire & Rubber Co., was elected secretary of the board earlier this year.

“We are honored to welcome the new members of our 2019-2020 board of directors,” said Roy Littlefield, TIA CEO. “We are confident each new member will help us continue our mission of providing government representation, tire safety and education to all.”

The directors elected to three-year terms are:

T. J. Trum – Pomp’s Tire Service Inc., Kansas City, Kansas: Trum is the general counsel for Pomp’s Tire Service Inc. and chair of the American Commercial Tire Network (ACTN) Human Resources and Safety Committee.

Russell Devens — McCarthy Tire Service, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania: Devens is the director of safety and risk management for McCarthy Tire Service.

Jim Pangle — Fountain Tire Ltd., South Lethbridge, Canada: Pangle is a consultant for Fountain Tire and a current TIA board member.

Debra Hamlin – Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, Nashville, Tennessee: Hamlin is the environmental, health, safety and sustainability (EHSS) director for the commercial division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. Hamlin is part of the board of the Bridgestone Women’s Initiative Network (BWIN) and engaged in developing women in the tire industry.

Elected to a one-year term is:

Dean Schwartz — Lloyd’s Tire & Auto Care, Santa Cruz, California: Schwartz is the owner of Lloyd’s Tire & Auto Care and has been part of the automotive industry since 1989. In 2001, he became owner of Lloyd’s Tire & Auto Care in Santa Cruz.

The new directors will take office on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, during the annual membership meeting at Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. They will join an additional 13 directors to make up the association’s 18-member board.

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