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June 19, 2014

RMA hires Sheerin as director, end of life tires

The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) has hired John Sheerin as director, end of life tires, to fill the role served by Michael Blumenthal, who will retire this summer.

Sheerin, who will officially begin his RMA duties on June 30, will be responsible for representing RMA on matters regarding scrap tire generation, processing and end uses in the U.S.; promote environmentally and economically sound uses for scrap tires; educate stakeholders, public officials and the public about proper scrap tire management; participate in industry coalitions and; conduct research, collect data and publish reports about scrap tire management and end-uses in the United States.

He joins RMA from Bridgestone Retail Operations LLC where he was environmental director since 2008. He joined Bridgestone as an environmental manager in 1995.

At Bridgestone, Sheerin directed the company’s environmental activities, programs and systems to improve the company’s competitive position. He worked on the creation and implementation of the company’s “Beyond Compliance” programs including its Spent Tire Program, and recycling initiatives.

Sheerin also has actively participated on RMA member committees on Bridgestone’s behalf since 2002. Sheerin has a B.S. in Civil Engineering and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology and a law degree from Chicago Kent College of Law.

"John is very knowledgeable of scrap tire environmental issues, has a strong background in the tire industry and understands how RMA represents its members,” says Charles Cannon, RMA president and CEO.  "We're excited to have him join our team."

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