TIA Opens Board of Directors Voting

July 10, 2024

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) announced that voting has begun for 13 candidates, including two incumbents, for the four open spots on the 2024-2025 TIA Board of Directors. 

Those elected will serve three-year terms and voting is open only to eligible TIA members. Voting closes on Sept. 1.   

Election results will be announced in mid-September with new board members taking office on Nov. 4, 2024, at TIA’s annual Membership Meeting during the Global Tire Expo/Specialty Equipment Marketing Association show in Las Vegas, Nev.

Here's a run down of the candidates. Incumbents are noted with an asterisk.

  • Derek Arp – General Manager, Great Lakes Best One Inc., Cleveland, Ohio;
  • Jeff Campbell - Chief Supply Officer, Tire Discounters, Cincinnati, Ohio;
  • Michael Cioffi – Founder, Tire Talent, New Rochelle, N.Y. ;
  • Sarah Mason – Safety Manager, Fountain Tire, Alberta, Edmonton AB Canada;
  • Seth Murphree – Risk Specialist, Travel Centers of America, Anderson, S.C.;
  • Kristen Petrilla - Director of Project Management, Haltec, Leetoniz, Ohio;
  • *Chris Rhoades - Vice President, BKT Tires, Copley, Ohio;
  • Lee Schohr - Director of Safety, Manufacturing & Logistics, Commercial Tire, Meridian, Id.;
  • *Gary Schroeder - Executive Vice President, Bob Sumerel Tire Co., Erlanger, Ky.;
  • John Sparks – President, Sparks Commercial Tire Inc., Findlay, Ohio;
  • Jason Thomas – CEO, Tire Management Holdings LLC, Aurora, Ill.;
  • Tony Tumblin – Strategic Account Manager, Tech International, Inman, S.C.;
  • Michael Welch – CEO and President, Treadsy & Tirebuyer, Huntersville, N.C.

Members can visit the TIA website for the ballot.