Mr. Fontana said he grew up in western Pennsylvania and graduated from Penn State in 1985 with a degree in MIS. He can be reached via email at [email protected]etire.com.
Mr. McLaughlin, 66, has been president of SURE Tire since 2002 and was named a director in 2006. He continues as a director.
Mr. McLaughlin looks back on a 45-year career in the tire industry, starting in 1969 with Montgomery Ward. He moved to B.F. Goodrich in 1972 and to Goodyear's Kelly-Springfield business in 1976, where he stayed until 2000, moving to Ben Tire Distributors.