People Watching 7/8/19

• Tire Business Editorial Director and Vice President/Publisher Dave Zielasko is leaving after nearly 35 years with Crain Communications to become vice president of marketing and communications for the Tire Industry Association (TIA), he announced in a column. The move was effective July 8.

• Heavy duty vehicle lifts company Stertil-Koni (Stevensville, MD) has added Kevin Boyer as its new service manager. As such, Boyer provides technical support, troubleshooting assistance, vehicle lift installation supervision, and vehicle lift use training to the company’s distributors and their customers across North America.

Alexis Garcin, chairman and president of Michelin North America, has joined the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) board of directors. Garcin succeeds Scott Clark, who was named Michelin’s group executive vice president, responsible for the company’s global passenger car and light truck business, motorsports and experiences.