The search is on for new TIA executive VP

Dec. 10, 2002

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has formed a search committee to find a replacement for TIA Executive Vice President Ross Kogel, who will leave the organization on Feb. 1.

Search committee members include TIA President Tom Raben, Immediate Past President Steve Disney, Incoming President Larry Morgan, Vice President Dick Gust, Secretary Bob Malerba and Assistant Treasurer Terry Westhafer.

They will review both internal and external candidates and may use a professional services firm to assist in the search.

Kogel's replacement will be approved and hired by TIA's executive committee.

"We're looking forward to the future and we have a great association to build," says Raben.

"Because of the efforts of Ross and the volunteers, working together, we are in great shape. We look forward to continuing that positive relationship and growth with our next executive vice president."

Kogel will serve out the remainder of his contract with the association.