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President Berra further explains shakeup at TRIB

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On Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, the Tire Retread & Repair Bureau (TRIB) board of directors removed Harvey Brodsky as managing director. The board's announcement was brief, as was Brodsky's response.

(For more information, click on "TRIB fires Brodsky, starts search for replacement.")

Here is the letter, in its entirety. TRIB President Mike Berra Jr. sent to TRIB members on Wednesday, Oct. 6.

To: All TRIB Members

There have been many questions from members, following the news that TRIB was searching for a new director to replace Harvey Brodsky. The board’s unanimous decision to replace Mr. Brodsky was made only after long and careful deliberation that such action was in the best interest of TRIB.

This decision was by no means intended to detract from Mr. Brodsky’s enthusiasm and efforts on behalf of TRIB over the years. The board made a decision based on what we considered compelling factual circumstances, to change leadership. The board did offer an alternative to Mr. Brodsky that we sincerely believed would be in his and TRIB’s, best interests. Mr. Brodsky, as is his right, has chosen to proceed down a different path.

On behalf of my fellow directors, I would like to assure you that the core mission of defending and promoting tire retreading and repairing continues and will not be sacrificed, and that the TRIB board is taking every step possible to ensure that this transition is a seamless one. As I write this, Marvin Bozarth is in the TRIB office, and he has agreed to fill in on an interim basis. As many of you know, Marvin is a well-known industry veteran who possesses decades of experience in the retreading and tire repairing industry, and you should rest assured that he will serve you well during this transition. The TRIB staff -- Rachel and Salina -- are both excited and committed to working with Marvin and to the task of making this a smooth transition. In addition, a search committee has been in place, laying the groundwork to find the best candidate to lead TRIB into the future.

I know there will be a lot to digest in the coming days, but I kindly ask for your patience and continued support for this great association. I firmly believe that TRIB will emerge from this as a stronger, more dynamic and effective association. As Mr. Brodsky said in many of his speeches, “There is never a wrong time to do the right thing.”

Sincerely,

Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB)

Michael Berra Jr.

President

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