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Amerityre replaces Benninger with Kapral

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Gary Benninger has resigned as CEO and president of Amerityre Corp. The board of directors has appointed Michael Kapral to replace him.

Benninger will continue to serve Amerityre as a board member.

"Gary has worked hard to put the company in a position to begin manufacturing and selling solid polyurethane forklift tires," says Chairman Louis Haynie. "Now, with Mike taking the reins, we expect his knowledge and experience in the tire and tire product markets will launch those tires successfully."

 Kapral, formerly the company's vice president of marketing, has been in the tire products industy for more than 25 years. He joined Amerityre in March 2008 after serving as general manager of the Tire Products Division of Carpenter Co., a privately held manufacturer of polyurethane materials and products.

Before joining Carpenter, Kapral worked as the medium truck territory manager for Bridgestone/Firestone in Pennsylvania and Virginia.

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