TIA appoints David Martin as secretary
The Tire Industry Association (TIA) board of directors elected David Martin as its new board secretary at the association’s bi-annual meeting held 23 – 25 June 2015. Martin will begin his one-year term as secretary on 2 November 2015. After that year, he will proceed as vice president, then president, then past president; all of these positions are for one-year terms.
“David has a proven commitment to the industry and the association. We are fortunate to have him taking on this leadership role and the entire industry will benefit from his passion and expertise,” said TIA Executive Vice President Roy Littlefield.
Martin is director of Sales, Tire Supply and Specialty Rubber at American Tire Distributors (ATD) based in Huntersville, N.C. He has worked in the automotive aftermarket for over 30 years. His experience includes owning Snap-on Tools and Cornwell Tools dealerships as well as owning a field service repair business repairing Coats, Ammco, Robinair, RTI and Accu-turn automotive equipment. During his tenure at ATD, he has worked with tyre repair manufacturers creating tyre repair seminars aimed at helping dealers become more professional.
Martin has served on the TIA Board for the past three years and is chairman of the Training and Education Committee. He also serves on the Strategic Planning and Finance Committee and the Events Committee.