WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 23, 2005) — The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) has elected Mark Emkes, chairman and CEO of Bridgestone Americas Holding Inc., as chairman of the RMA's board of directors.
Mr. Emkes also is chairman and CEO of Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire L.L.C. He succeeds Thomas Dattilo, president and CEO of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
“Make no mistake, this industry remains on the radar screens of regulators, legislators and litigators,” said Donald Shea, RMA president and CEO. “The tire industry continues to require strong leadership to help navigate numerous federal and state public policy issues. RMA and the entire board are pleased that Mark Emkes has accepted this critical role.”