Consider Service on TIA's Board of Directors
Serving on TIA’s Board of Directors is an excellent way to give back to the tire industry. Board members have the opportunity to affect positive change, and their expertise is an invaluable aid in helping TIA accomplish its mission of being the premiere representative organization for the industry.
TIA’s volunteer Board is comprised of 24 individuals from across the various sectors of the tire industry, including automotive, commercial, retreading, and recycling. The Board is governed by the association’s bylaws, and meets twice a year* to vote on matters concerning TIA and the industry.
In addition to attending board meetings, TIA’s Board members have the opportunity to sit on committees that concentrate on a specific area within the association, such as Training, Membership, Events, and Government Affairs. These committees meet by teleconference on an as needed basis and play a vital role in the association. If interested, Board members who have served for 18 months or longer may run for the Executive Committee, which consists of TIA’s current President, Past President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.
Volunteer Board members serve three-year terms; nominations open in March, with balloting completed by early September.
*Full meetings of the Board are held in the summer (typically May or June) and during the Global Tire Expo/SEMA Show In Las Vegas, Nevada (Late October to early November). The summer meeting is 2-3 days in length, and the meeting during the Expo is held the Monday before the SEMA show begins.
March 2013 - Nominations are now open for the 2013-2014 Board of Directors. Any TIA member in good standing or an official of an industry association may recommend candidates to the Nominating Committee in accordance with the TIA Bylaws. Self-nominations are welcome. All nominations should be submitted by completing and returning the 2013 TIA Board of Directors Nomination Form to the TIA office by 5:00 p.m. (EDT) on May 1, 2013. For more information, please contact Donna Sage at email@example.com.
TIA Board of Directors 2013
|Gary Albright||President & CEO||Becker Tire & Treading |
|Mike Baggett ||National Sales Manager||Yokohama Tire Corp. - OTR Division|
|Larry Brandt ||CEO||United Tire Group, LLC|
|Ken Brown||Manager and Owner||Alan Brown Tire Center |
|Ernie Caramanico||Vice President||Amityville Firestone|
|Lyssa Da Costa ||International Marketing & Communications ||Hercules Tire International|
|John Derringer ||President||Driven Products LLC|
|Paul Dvorak ||President/CEO ||American Industrial Tire Corp.|
|Robert Frick||Southeast Regional Manager||Schrader International|
|Tom Formanek||Regional Sales Manager||Stellar Industries |
|Randall Groh ||Vice President of Product Marketing||U.S. AutoForce|
|Dick Gust||President||Liberty/Lakin National Tire Recycling |
|Robert Hendry||VP Sales & Marketing||31 Incorporated|
|Reece Hester||Executive Director||NC Tire Dealers Association|
|David Martin||Director of Sales, Tools & Supplies||American Tire Distributors|
|Brett Matschke||President||Richlonn's Tire & Service Centers |
|Jim Melvin ||Vice President ||Tire Pros of RI, Inc.|
|Glen Nicholson||Director, Quality Assurance||TBC Retail|
|Freda Pratt-Boyer||Senior Auditor||Purcell Tire & Rubber Co.|
|Dan Rose ||Controller||Tire Alliance Groupe, Ltd.|
|Mike Wolfe||Owner||Southeastern Wholesale Tire|
|Tom Wright||Owner||Wright Tire Service |
|Steve Zimmerman ||V.P. - Sales||Tuffy Mfg. Industries|
|Stu Zurcher||President||Strategic Alliance Group, Inc.|