Dave Zielasko joins TIA
Dave Zielasko, the former Tire Business editorial director and publisher, has been named as vice president of marketing and communications of the Tire Industry Association (TIA).
In his new role, Zielasko will be responsible for coordinating the association’s communications activities to its membership and to the tyre industry community as well as promoting TIA’s many offerings centring around tyre safety and political lobbying. Zielasko will also play a role in the association’s plans for TIA’s 100th anniversary celebration in 2020.
“We are delighted to have Dave join TIA and bring his many years of yire industry experience and knowledge of independent tire dealers to the association,” said Roy Littlefield III, TIA CEO. “As we prepare to recognize the association’s centennial, we look to Dave to help us in developing the many exciting events we are planning for this milestone.”
Zielasko spent nearly 35 years reporting on the tyre industry and tyre dealers for Tire Business and Crain Communications Inc., where he was most recently a company vice president. In addition to his roles at Tire Business, he also served as publisher of Rubber & Plastics News and European Rubber Journal.
“I am honoured to be joining TIA, an association that I have long respected and that plays a pivotal role in the success of independent tyre dealers,” Zielasko said. “It is especially exciting, too, to be working with TIA as it prepares to celebrate 100 years of serving the tyre industry and tyre dealers.