The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has elected five members to its board of directors. Four will serve three-year terms. They are …
• Debra Hamlin, environmental, health, safety and sustainability director for the commercial division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations in Nashville.
• Russell Devens, director of safety and risk management for McCarthy Tire Service of Wilkes-Barre, PA.
• Jim Pangle, a consultant with Fountain Tire of South Lethbridge, Alberta.
• T.J. Trum, general counsel for Pomp’s Tire Service in Kansas City, KS.
The fifth will serve a one-year term, filling the vacancy created when Mason Hess of the Purcell Tire & Rubber Company became secretary of the board earlier this year. Elected to this one-year term is Dean Schwartz, owner of Lloyd’s Tire & Auto Care in Santa Cruz, CA.
The new directors will take office Nov. 4 at the association’s annual membership meeting in Las Vegas. They will join 13 existing directors on the TIA board.