Modern Tire Dealer

NOV 2018

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M T D N o v e m b e r 2 0 1 8 68 D avid Martin will relinquish his Tire Industry Association (TIA) presidency to John Evankovich (see page 71) at TIA's Global Tire Expo during Automotive Aermarket Industry Week in Las Vegas. Martin is category director of tools and supply for American Tire Distributors Inc. (ATD) in Charlotte, N.C. As his reign ends, MTD asked him questions on his year as president. MTD: What assistance and advice did outgoing president Tom Formanek give you once he handed over the gavel? Tom was a tremendous help to me throughout the entire process and was beside me every step of the way. Tom and I have worked side-by-side on the board of directors since 2012. ere's trust and depth to our relationship that I really value. Tom is a true leader and I trust his counsel. I'm not sure that anyone knows the ins and outs of the association better than Tom, and he was good enough to share his insights with me. His help made my transition much smoother. Tom's support has helped make my time as president successful and enjoyable. A special thank you to Tom and Brenda Formanek is in order, and I know our relationship will continue going forward. MTD: As incoming president, you told us you had three goals: work to sustain the growth in TIA's membership and facilitate expansion in the number of services programs; focus on the contin- ued development of TIA's training and Lori L. Mavrigian By Outgoing TIA president has strived to be an advocate for the industry MARTIN SAYS TIA/USTMA TASK FORCE HAS MOVED TIRE REGISTRATION REGULATIONS IN A 'BENEFICIAL DIRECTION' David Martin ends his year as TIA president at the Global Tire Expo. "I had many responsibilities as president, but the work was very rewarding." T I A P r e s i d e n c y COURTESY OF TIRE INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

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