TIA's Gust Appointed to Department of Commerce Committee

Feb. 6, 2023

Dick Gust, the CEO of the Tire Industry Association (TIA), has been appointed for a second time to serve on the U.S .Department of Commerce’s Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee.

 U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo informed Gust of his new appointment, which took effect immediately, on Feb. 1.

The appointment will run through Aug. 12, 2024, when the committee’s current charter expires.

Gust’s previous appointment to the committee began in May 2021.

The committee’s role is to provide consensus advice on the development and administration of programs to expand U.S. exports of environmental technologies, goods and services, and products that comply with U.S. environmental, safety and related requirements.

"Well known in the scrap tire field, Gust joined TIA from Liberty Tire Recycling, where he served as director of government affairs and president of national account sales," say TIA officials.

"He also is a past president of Lakin Environmental Industries, overseeing operations involving tire retreading, remanufacturing, scrap tire collections and scrap tire processing."

“I am honored to again be appointed to this important committee and to represent TIA, our members and the tire recycling industry," says Gust.

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