At its biannual meeting, the Tire Industry Association (TIA) elected David Martin as its new board secretary. Martin is director of sales, tire supply and specialty rubber at American Tire Distributors Holdings Inc. (ATD).
Beginning Nov. 2, 2015, Martin will begin his one-year term as secretary. After that year, he will proceed as vice president, then president, then past president. All of these positions are for one-year terms.
Martin has worked in the automotive aftermarket for over 30 years. His experience includes owning Snap-on Tools and Cornwell Tools dealerships as well as owning a field service repair business repairing Coats, Ammco, Robinair, RTI and Accu-turn automotive equipment.
During his tenure at ATD, he has worked with tire repair manufacturers creating tire repair seminars aimed at helping tire dealers become more professional and develop the correct tire repair procedures for their shops based on industry standards.
Martin has served on the TIA board of directors for the past three years and is chairman of the training and education committee. He also serves on the board’s strategic planning and finance committee and the events committee.
“David has a proven commitment to the industry and the Association. We are fortunate to have him taking on this leadership role and the entire industry will benefit from his passion and expertise,” says TIA Executive Vice President Roy Littlefield.