PITTSBURGH — Liberty Tire Recycling L.L.C. has promoted Thomas Womble, a six-year company veteran, to CEO, succeeding Scott Whitney, who remains on Liberty's board of directors.
Mr. Womble most recently was Liberty's chief operating officer, overseeing day-to-day operations for 28 manufacturing sites in eight regions throughout the U.S. and Canada. He joined Liberty Tire in 2001.
In his new role, Mr. Womble will lead the company's next phase of growth.
Liberty Tire Chairman Nils Larsen cited Mr. Womble's "broad and deep" experience in the waste services industry and "thorough knowledge of our operations" as the key reasons for his promotion.
"[Mr. Womble] understands the complexities of our business and the value proposition we bring to the marketplace — to remove millions of scrap tires from the waste stream, recycle them and transform them into sustainable products that provide smart solutions for communities and organizations of all kinds."
Mr. Whitney joined Liberty Tire in June 2015 as the successor to Bill Fry.
"Scott served Liberty Tire Recycling well, providing a steady hand during a time of change and adjustment for the company," Mr. Larsen said. "He ends his tenure as CEO with the company in a better position to take advantage of the many opportunities before us, and we are grateful for his service to Liberty Tire."
Pittsburgh-based Liberty Tire claims to reclaim more than 140 million tires a year — more than a third of the nation's discarded tires.