About

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is an international non-profit association representing all segments of the tire industry, including those that manufacture, repair, recycle, sell, service or use new or retreaded tires, and also those suppliers or individuals who furnish equipment, material or services to the industry. The mission of TIA is to promote tire safety through training and education, to act as the principal advocate in government affairs and to enhance the image and professionalism of the industry so that our member businesses may be more successful. TIA has more than 13,000 members from all 50 states and around the globe.

 

OFFICERS

Mason Hess, Secretary
Regional Manager | Purcell Tire and Service Center
John Evankovich, Past-President
Director of Tire & Battery Centers l Sam's Club
Brian Rigney, President
President I Dill Air Controls
Roy Littlefield
TIA CEO
Dan Nothdurft, Vice President
President | Tires Tires Tires
Mike Wolfe, Treasurer
Owner I Southeastern Wholesale Tire

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

John Baldwin
Chief Product & Technical Strategist | Discount Tire Company
Ernie Caramanico
President | Amityville Firestone
Russ Devens
Director of Safety and Risk Management, McCarthy Tire Service
Brad Feeney
Director of Commercial Products | TBC Corporation
James Flynn
President | Flynn's Tire Group
Debra Hamlin
Director of Commercial Business | Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations
Thomas Kirk Huls
President/CEO | TOKAH Inc. dba Big O Tires #5729
Keith Jarman
President I AME International
Jim Pangle
Senior Vice President of Operations I Fountain Tire
Dean Schwartz
Owner, Lloyd’s Tire & Auto Care
Chuck Space
Executive Director I Texas Tire & Automotive Association
T.J. Trum
General Counsel, Pomp’s Tire Service Inc.
Don Vanderheyden
Vice President of Marketing | Hennessy Industries

STAFF

Joseph Heath
Technical Manager
Christine Hoogenboom
Director of Training
Kimberly Jones
Administrative Assistant
Roy Littlefield
Chief Executive Officer
Roy Littlefield IV
Director of Government Affairs
Emily Markulis
Communications and Membership Coordinator
Sandra Martinez
Vice President of Operations
Jose Moreno
Automotive Tire Service Manager
Karen Patterson
Training & Certification Coordinator
Shawn Pease
Director of Automotive Tire Service
LaKisha Pindell
Director of Meetings & Advertising
Gretchen Post
Training Coordinator
Kevin Rohlwing
Senior Vice President of Training
Matthew White
Director of Tire Service
Dave Zielasko
V.P. of Marketing & Communications

COMMITTEES AND COUNCILS

Government Affairs Committee

Dick Gust | Chairman
Roy Littlefield IV | Staff Assistant
John Baldwin
Ernie Caramanico
John Evankovich
James Flynn
Debra Hamlin
Tom Huls
Dan Nothdurft
Brian Rigney
Chuck Space
T.J. Trum
Don Vanderheyden

Hall of Fame Committee

Jim Pangle | Chairman
Roy Littlefield | Staff Assistant
Brian Rigney
Mike Wolfe
Dick Gust
Bruce Davis, Tire Business
Randy Loeser, Tire Review
Greg Smith, Modern Tire Dealer

Membership Committee

Keith Jarman | Chairman
Dave Zielasko | Staff Assistant
Ernie Caramanico
Russ Devens
Brad Feeney
Mason Hess
Dan Nothdurft
Dean Schwartz
Chuck Space
Mike Wolfe

Nominating Committee

John Evankovich | Chair
Roy Littlefield | Staff Assistant
Ernie Caramanico
James Flynn
Debra Hamlin
Keith Jarman
Jim Pangle
Dean Schwartz

Strategic Planning Committee

Dan Nothdurft | Chairman
Sandra Martinez | Staff Assistant
John Baldwin
Russ Devens
Mason Hess
Chuck Space
Don Vanderheyden
Mike Wolfe

Training and Education Committee

Russ Devens | Chair
Chris Hoogenboom, Kevin Rohlwing | Staff Assistants
John Baldwin
John Evankovich
Brad Feeney
James Flynn
Debra Hamlin
Mason Hess
Tom Huls
Keith Jarman
Dan Nothdurft
Brian Rigney
Dean Schwartz
T.J. Trum
Don Vanderheyden