TIA Vice President Dan Nothdurft, his wife, Roxie, and TIA Past President Tom Formanek are ready for a busy week at the Global Tire Expo. Dan is founder and president of Tires, Tires, Tires. Tom is regional sales manager for Stellar Industries Inc.

Photos: 2019 Tire Industry Honors

Members of the Tire Industry Association (TIA) gathered for their annual awards ceremony on Nov. 4, before the start of the 2019 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show and the Global Tire Expo.

Outgoing Tire Industry Association President John Evankovich is director of Sam’s Clubs’ tire and battery centers.

Environmental Issues Took Top Priority for Outgoing TIA President

John Evankovich, outgoing president of the Tire Industry Association (TIA), has worked nearly 30 years at Sam’s Club Inc. in Bentonville, Ark. He started out as a tire technician, was promoted to management positions over the years, and 15 years ago was named director of the company’s tire and battery centers.


TIA Comments on Overtime Rule

A U.S. Department of Labor rule about overtime pay "will have a significant impact on many businesses," according to Tire Industry Association officials.

The inability of consumers and independent auto service facilities, including tire dealerships, to access telematically transmitted vehicle data is "a crisis," Bob Hendry of Group 31 Inc. (for right), told Chanty Gbaye, legislative correspondent for Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio). "We need to cut it off at the pass."

Aftermarket Demands Access to Vehicle Data

A draft of a bill that would give car owners and independent auto repair facilities, including tire dealerships, access to telematically transmitted vehicle diagnostic and repair data is circulating on Capitol Hill.

David Martin helms his last TIA meeting as president.

TIA Remains in the Black and Works With USTMA

At the 2018 Tire Industry Association (TIA) Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, more happened than just the ceremonial transfer of the gavel between outgoing President David Martin and incoming President John Evankovich, although that deserves mention, too.

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