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The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) has named Charles Cannon its new CEO and president. He has served in that role on an interim basis since February.

"Next January, a new administration in Washington will present new challenges and new opportunities," says RMA Chairman Jim MacMaster. "We are adamant in our belief that the tire and rubber industry needs to be prepared for January 2009 and the days and months that follow. For that reason, the RMA Executive Committee is in agreement that Charlie Cannon is clearly the right person to be the RMA CEO."

Cannon got his start in Washington on the staff of the House Appropriations Committee, followed by several years with United Technologies at the firm's Washington, D.C., office.

He has managed Cannon Consultants Inc. for the last 20 years, serving such diverse clients as Los Alamos National Laboratory, The National Audubon Society and the California Energy Commission.

"I am looking forward to working with RMA's members to address the many challenging issues facing this industry," says Cannon.

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