TIA Launches Search for New CEO

Aug. 9, 2021

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is looking for a new CEO, who will have executive management for the operations of the 13,000-member organization and will report to the group's board of directors.

In a statement issued on Aug. 9, TIA stated:

"As the current CEO approaches retirement, the Tire Industry Association has a search underway for a dynamic leader in a rapidly changing business environment to head the organization's work in tire technician training, government affairs and improving the overall environment for its tire dealer and tire industry members.

"This individual will lead a dedicated staff to carry out TIA's mission of promoting tire safety through training and education, supporting the tire industry through government affairs advocacy and enhancing the image and professionalism of the industry for the betterment of TIA's members.

"As the association's top executive, the CEO will serve as a non-voting member of and liaison to the executive committee of the board of directors and will serve as the director of the TIA Foundation Board. This individual will be responsible for the administration and management functions, as well as the fiscal health and soundness of the association, in close partnership with the board of directors.

"The CEO will serve as the face of the organization, establishing working relationships with federal, state and local legislators on industry-related issues and with the trade press, speaking at industry conferences and meeting with tire manufacturer executives and suppliers to keep TIA's name prominent in the industry.

"Candidates must have a bachelor's degree and a minimum of 10 years management experience, tire industry experience, demonstrated leadership in operations and program management, familiarity with government affairs on the state and federal levels, excellent writing, speaking and organizational skills, financial reporting experience, good problem-solving skills and a creative approach to new ideas. Association experience is preferred."

Dr. Roy Littlefield is TIA's current CEO. He was named TIA's executive vice president in 2003.

TIA is asking applicants to email a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to [email protected] by Aug. 30, 2021.