McCarthy Tire Service Appoints New Safety Trainer for Southern Region

Southern Region Safety Trainer Certified as Level 400 Earthmover Tire Service Instructor by Tire Industry Association (TIA)

McCarthy Tire Service Appoints New Safety Trainer for Southern Region

Tire dealer asserts corporate goal to “Put Safety First” with industry-leading safety training for all operations

October 12, 2017

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania – McCarthy Tire Service has appointed Marty Opinsky as the Safety Trainer for the company’s southern region. He will be responsible for new hire and refresher training for all off-the-road (OTR) and commercial truck service operations in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. He reports to Russell Devens, Director of Safety and Risk Management.

Opinsky has a total of 39 years of experience in OTR and commercial truck service, including the last 10 years with McCarthy Tire Service. He holds a 300-level Commercial Tire Service Technician certification through the Tire Industry Association (TIA), and a 30-hour General Industry and Construction certification through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). He also is certified in first aid, CPR, and AED through the Red Cross. Opinsky is slated to attend the TIA/MICHELIN® 300-level Earthmover Tire Service Technician and 400-level Earthmover Instructor class in the near future.

Mark Shimko, Corporate Off-the-Road (OTR) and Commercial Safety Trainer, will handle all training activities for McCarthy Tire operations in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and West Virginia. Shimko recently attained his 400-Level Earthmover Instructor certification, the highest level of certification in the OTR tire industry, from the TIA.




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



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