September 13, 2017
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania – McCarthy Tire Service is proud to announce that on September 7, Mark Shimko, Off-the-Road (OTR) and Commercial Corporate Safety Trainer, and Charles Cutlip, OTR Tire Technician, were honored at ceremony at the Michelin Headquarters in Greenville, South Carolina.
Mark and Charles were recognized as the first individuals in the US to be certified by the Tire Industry Association (TIA) through its advanced 300-level Earthmover Tire Service (ETS) training course. The rigorous new course certifies tire service technicians who specialize in fitting off-the-road/earthmover tires, and who have at least three years of active, hands-on OTR experience. Mark and Charles attended the multi-day certification course at the Michelin training facility in Greenville, where they demonstrated the safe application of industry-accepted procedures and skills.
Mark operates out of our corporate office in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He handles new hire and refresher training for the OTR and commercial truck service operations. He is a certified Tire Industry Association (TIA) 400-level Commercial Tire Service instructor with 21 years of experience in OTR and commercial truck tire service. He also is certified in Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Part 48, and in Red Cross first aid, CPR, and AED. Prior to McCarthy Tire, Mark served in the US Navy.
Charles, who is based out of McCarthy Tire’s commercial store in Charlotte, North Carolina, has more than 30 years in OTR and commercial truck tire service. He holds certifications as a TIA 300-Level Commercial Tire Technician, Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Part 48, and in Red Cross first aid, CPR, and AED.
Congratulations to Mark and Charles for their hard work and dedication in achieving this high level of professional certification.
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.
Amy Cameron, 800-724-3506, firstname.lastname@example.org