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David Martin is the new President of TIA

David Martin is the new President of TIA

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has inducted David Martin of American Tire Distributors as the new 2018 Board President. He assumed office on October 30, 2017, and would serve a one-year term. He is currently the Category Director of Tools and Supply at American Tire Distributors.

David is a veteran of the tyre segment of the automotive aftermarket, having served its customers for more than 30 years. His experience includes owning Snap-On Tools and Cornwell Tools dealerships for 16 years. He also provided field service for Coats, Ammco, Robinair, RTI and Accu-turn automotive equipment as an authorised repair facility for the manufactures. He has worked with OE vehicle manufacturers in Detroit, developing ‘Tire Dealer’ programs and teaching best practices from mounting tires to proper balancing procedures in their shops.

In September 2012, Martin was elected to the Tire Industry Association Board of Directors. During his three-year term on the Board of Directors, he served on the Training and Education Committee of TIA from 2012 to September 2013 where he was selected to serve as Chairman for that committee until 2017.

David also served on the TIA Strategic Planning and Finance Committee. During his tenure at American Tire Distributors, he has developed and implemented ATD’s well known ‘Tire Repair and Service Seminars’ aimed at helping tyre dealers become more professional and exclusively use correct procedures, based on recognised and safe industry standards.

In addition, TIA introduced John Evankovich, Director of Tire and Battery Centers, Sam’s Club as vice president and Brian Rigney, president, Dill Air Controls as Secretary. Mike Wolfe, Owner, Southeastern Wholesale Tire, will remain as Treasurer.

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