BOWIE, Md.—David Zielasko, former publisher of Rubber & Plastics News, has joined the Tire Industry Association as vice president of marketing and communications.
In his new role, Zielasko will be responsible for coordinating TIA's communications activities and promoting the association's tire safety and political lobbying efforts, the association said in a news release. Zielasko also will help with membership recruitment and promotion of TIA's activities, including its certified training programs, the Global Tire Expo at the Specialty Equipment Market Association show in Las Vegas, and annual Off-the-Road Tire Conference.
Zielasko, a recipient of TIA's Ed Wagner leadership award, spent nearly 35 years reporting on the tire industry at Crain Communications Inc., retiring as a company vice president. Besides his role at Rubber & Plastics News, he also served as publisher of Tire Business and European Rubber Journal.
"We are delighted to have David join TIA and bring his many years of tire industry experience and knowledge of independent tire dealers to the association," TIA CEO Roy Littlefield III said in a statement.