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Meet the New Members of TIA’s Board

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The Tire Industry Association (TIA) board of directors has six new members. They will begin their terms on Oct. 30, 2017, at TIA’s annual meeting in Las Vegas, Nev.

New members who will serve three-year terms are:

Ernie Caramanico – Amityville Firestone, Amityville, N.Y.; 

Brad Feeney – TBC Corp., Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.;

Mason Hess – Purcell Tire and Rubber Co., Tucson, Ariz.; and 

Thomas Kirk Huls – Tokah Inc., dba Big O Tire, Yucca Valley, Calif.

Additionally, TIA filled two vacancies with Daniel Childers of TCi Tire Centers in Duncan, S.C., and Russell Devens of McCarthy Tire Service Inc. in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Childers will serve a two-year term and Devens will serve a one-year term.

“We would like to congratulate and welcome our incoming board members,” says Roy Littlefield, executive vice president of the Tire Industry Association. “Each year our members are presented with numerous qualified candidates that makes the selection process even more difficult. We are confident that each new member will help us strengthen our brand of keeping tire safety first.”

For more information about TIA, visit or call 800-876-8372.

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