TIA Board Names AME International's Jarman to Secretary Role

July 22, 2021

The Tire Industry Association's (TIA) board has elected Keith Jarman, president of AME International, as its secretary. A TIA board member for the past 12 years, Jarman is in line to become the association's next president in 2023.

He currently chairs TIA's board membership committee.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by my peers,” says Jarman, who founded AME in 2007.

“I’ve had the pleasure of watching the association help to transform the tire industry and I’m looking forward to joining a great group on our executive board during the next four years.”

AME supplies tire service tools, accessories and shop equipment globally, including a broad range of tire changing tools and accessories such as bead breakers, heavy-duty mining jacks, abrasives, inflation and torque solutions and truck tire accessories.

AME regularly participates and supports TIA training out in the field.

Jarman is a recognized authority on tire bead-breaking tools and equipment for changing construction and earthmover/OTR tires.

“The election of Keith as secretary is exciting for the association,” said TIA CEO Roy Littlefield. “He has consistently supported TIA’s training programs for years, is a generous sponsor of our events and programs and brings a wealth of experience to the position, including as a long-time board member and successful businessman.

"He has his pulse on the industry and the needs of TIA’s 13,000 members, including independent tire dealers, suppliers and manufacturers.”

Jarman will begin his year as secretary in November and will move through the various officer positions until he becomes president.