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The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has released the slate of candidates for the 2016 board of directors election. TIA members will vote to place four individuals onto the TIA board for three-year terms.

Nominees for the board are:

Bruce Besancon, Alliance Tire Americas Inc., Wakefield, Mass.;

Anthony Blackman, Atlantic Tire & Service, Cary, N.C.;

Joseph Henmueller, Automotive Maintenance and Repair Association (AMRA)/Motorist Assurance Program (MAP), Arlington Heights, Ill.;

Mason Hess, Purcell Tire, Tucson, Ariz.;

Ed Jones, JS Products, Las Vegas, Nev.;

Adrian Leu, BKT Tires Inc., Brentwood, Tenn.;

Dan Nothdurft, Tires Tires Tires, Sioux Falls, S.D.;

Jim Pangle, Fountain Tire, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada;

Brian Rigney, Dill Air Controls, Oxford, N.C.;

Craig Wallick, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Akron, Ohio;

John Zentz, Hunter Engineering Co., Bridgeton, Mo.; and

Stu Zurcher, Strategic Alliance Group, Inc., Indianapolis, Ind.

Current TIA members with voting rights can view the nominees’ photos and biographies and cast their ballot online by clicking here. Election materials also have been mailed to the primary contacts at all eligible TIA member companies.

Ballots may be faxed (301-430-7283) or mailed to TIA’s office in Bowie, Md. The voting period ends Sept. 1, 2016. Results of the election will be announced in mid-September, with the new board members taking office on Monday, Oct. 31, 2016 at TIA’s annual meeting at the Tropicana Las Vegas.

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