PITTSBURGH (July 16, 2010)—Liberty Tire Recycling has appointed Timothy J. Leighty as its director of quality.
In his new position with Liberty Tire, Leighty will oversee the company's quality assurance, process improvement, safety and compliance initiatives, Liberty Tire said.
Leighty entered the tire recycling industry in 1988 as a member of the management team of Baker Rubber Co. He became director of operations at Baker, but left in 1993 to start his own consulting firm, Recycling Technologies Inc., which with his partners he developed into a state-of-the-art processing facility, Liberty Tire said.
In 2002, Recycling Technologies was sold to investors as Recycling Technologies International, with Leighty serving as president, Liberty Tire said. Leighty became a consultant to Emanuel Tire Co. in 2007 and to High Tread International Inc. in 2009, and also served consecutively as director of operations for both companies.
The largest tire recycling company in the U.S., Liberty Tire recycles more than 110 million tires annually, reclaiming some 1.5 billion pounds of rubber for a variety of innovative, eco-friendly products, the company said.