McCarthy Tire Safety Director Elected to the Board of the Tire Industry Association

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McCarthy Tire Safety Director Elected to the Board of the Tire Industry Association

September 12, 2019 – McCarthy Tire Service announces that Russell Devens, the company’s director of safety and risk management, has been elected to the board of directors of the Tire Industry Association (TIA). The position is a three-year term.

TIA is an international non-profit association with more than 10,000 members in all segments of the tire industry. It promotes safety through tire service training and resources, acts as the industry’s principal advocate in government affairs, and supports the growth and success of its member businesses. Russ is one of five members recently elected to the 18-member board by the TIA membership. The new directors will begin their terms at the organization’s annual membership meeting in November in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“Russ is absolutely committed to safety, both at McCarthy Tire and for the entire tire industry,” notes John D. McCarthy Jr., president of McCarthy Tire Service. “He has been a strong voice for implementing best practices that reduce risk and keep our people out of harm’s way. We are very pleased that Russ won this seat; he will be an asset to the TIA board.”

In his role at McCarthy Tire Service, one he has held for five years, Russ handles ongoing training, evaluations of workplace safety, emergency response, hazardous materials management, and facility security for more than 70 service locations and retread manufacturing plants in nine states. Under Russ’ leadership, McCarthy Tire Service recently spearheaded the first-ever Safety Leadership Summit in Newton, North Carolina, in conjunction with Snider Fleet Solutions. The event gathered 14 of the top 25 independent commercial tire dealers in the United States to discuss tire safety, workplace injuries, and fleet safety.

Russ has more than 30 years of experience in safety, law enforcement, security, insurance, and risk management. He is a Level 400 Commercial Tire Service instructor with the TIA; Part 48 certified and a Part 46 instructor with the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA); and 30-hour general industry certified with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Additionally, he is a certified commercial vehicle inspector with the U.S. Department of Transportation, and a certified police officer in both Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Russ holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He previously served on the TIA board for a one-year term (2017-2018) to fill a vacancy.

About the Tire Industry Association

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is an international non-profit association representing all segments of the tire industry, including those that manufacture, repair, recycle, sell, service or use new or retreaded tires, and also those suppliers or individuals who furnish equipment, material or services to the industry. The mission of TIA is to promote tire safety through training and education, to act as the principal advocate in government affairs and to enhance the image and professionalism of the industry so that our member businesses may be more successful. TIA has more than 10,000 members from all 50 states and around the globe. Visit https://www.tireindustry.org/

 


 

ABOUT MCCARTHY TIRE SERVICE

Founded in 1926, McCarthy Tire Service is a family-owned and operated tire dealer headquartered in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The company has more than 60 service locations and 10 Bandag retread tire manufacturing plants along the east coast of the United States. McCarthy Tire is the sixth largest independent commercial tire dealer and one of the top 50 retail tire dealers in the country. The company offers tire sales and service; automotive mechanical services and repairs; fleet services; truck mechanical services; 24-hour commercial roadside assistance; and retread tire manufacturing. For more information, visit www.McCarthyTire.com.

 

MEDIA CONTACT

Amy Cameron, 800-724-3506, acameron@mccarthytire.com

1200 601 McCarthy Tire Service
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