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TIA Board of Directors Elects New Secretary

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July 7, 2015—The Tire Industry Association (TIA) board of directors elected David Martin as its new board secretary during the organization’s biannual meeting held June 23-25.

Martin’s one-year term as secretary will begin on Nov. 2. After that year, he will proceed as vice president, then president, then past president.

"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 Roy Littlefield, TIA executive vice president.

Martin has worked in the automotive aftermarket for over 30 years. He is the director of sales for Tire Supply and Specialty Rubber at American Tire Distributors (ATD) in Huntersville, N.C. His past 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 worked with tire repair manufacturers in creating tire repair seminars aimed at helping tire dealers become more professional and developing correct tire repair procedures. Martin has served on the TIA Board for the past three years and is chairman of the Training and Education Committee and also serves on the Strategic Planning and Finance Committee and the Events Committee.  

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