McCarthy Tire is first commercial tire dealer with an advanced-level OTR trainer on staff
October 11, 2017
Mark Shimko, Corporate Off-the-Road (OTR) and Commercial Safety Trainer, has attained his 400-Level Earthmover Instructor certification, the highest level in the industry, from the Tire Industry Association (TIA). Company president John D. McCarthy Jr. (second from the left) recognized Shimko with a certificate of achievement. Shown from left: Russell Devens, director of safety & risk management; John McCarthy; Mark Shimko; Tracey Schooley, director of human resources; and Mary Kate Lambert, human resource generalist.
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania – McCarthy Tire Service is proud to announce that Mark Shimko, Corporate Off-the-Road (OTR) and Commercial Safety Trainer, has attained his 400-Level Earthmover Instructor certification from the Tire Industry Association (TIA). This designation allows Shimko to instruct and certify McCarthy Tire Service OTR tire professionals as Certified Earthmover Technicians (Level 300) through the TIA.
The 400-level certification is the highest level of certification in the OTR tire industry. Shimko is one of only eight individuals globally who met the rigorous academic and practical requirements to hold the instructor title.
Company president John D. McCarthy Jr. personally recognized Shimko with a certificate of achievement.
“We are very proud of Mark for the hard work and dedication it took to reach this certification level,” said McCarthy. “As a family company, it is vitally important to us that every one of our associates goes home to their loved ones safe and sound. We want to ensure that our associates receive the very best safety training available, which is why we are the first commercial tire dealer in the US with an advanced-level OTR trainer on staff.”
Shimko operates out of McCarthy Tire’s corporate office in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He handles new hire and refresher training for the OTR and commercial truck service operations.
Shimko has 21 years of experience in OTR and commercial truck tire service. He completed TIA’s basic Earthmover Tire Service (ETS) Program and Michelin’s Earthmover Tire Service Technician Seminar, and he recently attained his advanced 300-level Earthmover Tire Service (ETS) certification through TIA and MICHELIN Earthmover®. Shimko also holds certifications for the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Part 48 and Part 46 safety training, and he is certified in Red Cross first aid, CPR, and AED. Prior to McCarthy Tire, Shimko served in the US Navy for 10 years. He currently resides in Kingston, Pennsylvania.
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.
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