OCTOBER 2009

TIA announces new board of directors

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) announced the winners of the recent board of directors elections. There were 11 seats open, including 10 seats with 3-year terms and one seat with a 1-year term. Elected to serve three-year terms were:

  • Russell Belcher, QMI/Ever-Wear, Lakeland, Florida.
  • Dean Bray, Jr., Bray’s Recapping Service, Inc., Mt. Airy, North Carolina.
  • Eddie Burleson, Central Marketing, Inc., Colonial Heights, Virginia.
  • Dick Gust, Liberty/Lakin National Tire Recycling, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Keith Jarman, AME International, Brooksville, Florida.
  • Jim Melvin, Tire Pros of R.I., Inc., North Kingstown, Rhode Island.
  • Glen Nicholson, TBC Retail, Juno Beach, Florida.
  • Jim Pangle, Fountain Tire, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
  • Freda Pratt-Boyer, Purcell Tire & Rubber Co., Potosi, Missouri.
  • Mike Wolfe, Southeastern Wholesale Tire, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Additionally, Roy Bromfield of Q Tires, Inc., of Greenville, South Carolina was placed into the one-year vacancy that was created by the election of Larry Brandt of MSB Tires, LLC, of Lakeville, Minnesota to the position of secretary. The new board will take office on November 2, 2009.