BOWIE, Md. (July 12, 2012)—The Tire Industry Association has announced 23 candidates for six slots on the 2012 TIA Board of Directors.
The nominees are: Michael Baggett, Yokohama Tire Corp., OTR Division; Dan Baker, Schrader International; Russell Belcher, ITW Professional Automotive Products; Wayne Croswell, WECnology L.L.C.; Satyabrata Das, Goodyear Tire & Rubber and Birla Tyres; Suleiman Daud, Zafco US/ZTI Tire Inc.; John Evankovich, Sam's Club; Dick Gust, Liberty Tire Recycling; Scot Holloway, Bartec USA L.L.C.; Wayne Jackson, International Tire Repair Solutions Inc.; Keith Jarman, AME International; Tom Klinge, Klinge & Co. PTY Ltd.; Steve Landis, Continental, Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket—NAFTA; David Martin, American Tire Distributors Inc.; Michael McGee, McGee Auto Service & Tires; Doug Meekins, Brooks-Huff Tire & Auto Centers; James Melvin Jr., Melvin's Tire Pros and Auto Service Centers; Erik Miller, H&H Industries Inc.; Kedar Murthy, Lehigh Technologies Inc.; Glen Nicholson, TBC Retail Group; Philip Nigh, Elgi Rubber Co.; Larry Williams, University Tire and Auto Center Inc.; and Mike Wolfe, Southeastern Wholesale Tire.
The six winners will serve three-year terms on the TIA Board of Directors, the association said. Current TIA members may cast their ballots by contacting the “Please Vote Online” section of www.tireindustry.org, faxing their ballots to 301-430-7283 or mailing their ballots to TIA headquarters. Sept. 1 is the deadline for voting. The winning candidates will be announced in mid-September and take office Oct. 29 at TIA's annual meeting in Las Vegas.