BOWIE, Md.The Tire Industry Association (TIA) board of directors has elected as secretary Tom Formanek, regional sales manager for Stellar Industries Inc.
As secretary, Mr. Formanek is in line to be the trade group's president in 2016-17. He will begin his one-year term as secretary on Nov. 3. After that term, he will advance to vice president, then president.
The association named Mike Wolfe of Southeastern Wholesale Tire to succeed Mr. Formanek as board treasurer.
The current secretary, Glenn Nicholson of TBC Retail Group, will become TIA's vice president later this year, when Freda Pratt-Boyer of Purcell Tire & Rubber Co. will become president, succeeding Ken Brown.
Mr. Formanek has more than 27 years' experience in the tire service industry.
He has served on TIA's board since 1993including time with TIA precursor trade groups the National Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association (NTDRA) and Tire Association of North America (TANA).
Mr. Formanek has been TIA's treasurer for six years.