The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has elected five members to its board of directors — including four representing tire dealerships.
They will take office on Nov. 4, 2019, during the annual membership meeting held before the next day opening of the 2019 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show. The meeting will be held at Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. They will join an additional 13 directors to make up the association’s 18-member board.
These four board members will serve three-year terms:
T.J. Trum, Pomp’s Tire Service Inc., Kansas City, Kan.
Trum is the general counsel for Pomp’s Tire Service Inc. and chair of the American Commercial Tire Network (ACTN) Human Resources and Safety Committee. He is a licensed legal counsel and certified senior professional in human resources by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-SCP). He has hybrid tire industry experience in legal, operations, safety and human resources.
Russell Devens, McCarthy Tire Service Co. Inc., Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
Devens is the director of safety and risk management for McCarthy Tire Service.
Jim Pangle, Fountain Tire Ltd., South Lethbridge, Canada
Pangle is a consultant for Fountain Tire and a current TIA board member.
Debra Hamlin, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC, Nashville, Tenn.
Hamlin is the environmental, health, safety and sustainability (EHSS) director for the commercial division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations.
After the election of Mason Hess to board secretary, another board member was needed to fulfill the final year of Hess' term. That board member is:
Dean Schwartz, Lloyd’s Tire & Auto Care, Santa Cruz, Calif.
Schwartz is the owner of Lloyd’s Tire & Auto Care and has been part of the automotive industry since 1989. In 2001, he became owner of Lloyd’s Tire & Auto Care in Santa Cruz. With his experience and expertise, he's grown sales at Lloyd's from $2 million to $10 million. Schwartz is an ASE master automotive technician, undercar specialist, service consultant and TIA auto service advanced instructor. He also has been certified in other areas and programs within the industry to make sure he is stays up to date.
“We are honored to welcome the new members of our 2019-2020 board of directors,” says TIA CEO Roy Littlefield. “We are confident each new member will help us continue our mission of providing government representation, tire safety and education to all.”
For more information on TIA, visit www.tireindustry.org.