WASHINGTON — The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) has elected Stephen McClellan, president of Goodyear's Americas business unit, as chair of the USTMA board of directors for the next two years.
Mr. McClellan succeeds Jim Hawk, chairman, Toyo Holdings of America Inc., who has been the USTMA board chair since 2016.
"Steve's election as board chair is a testament to his strong leadership and distinguished record of accomplishments with one of the world's largest tire companies," USTMA President and CEO Anne Forristall Luke said.
"Steve's vision will be a tremendous asset to USTMA as we execute a new strategic plan to further our industry's mission of advancing safe sustainable mobility and drive continued growth in the U.S."
Ms. Luke thanked Mr. Hawk for his time as chair. During his two years in that role, he oversaw the rebranding in 2017 of the Rubber Manufacturers Association to the USTMA and "has championed our industry's business objectives and helped us navigate important policy issues in an often challenging environment."
Mr. McClellan was promoted to his current position in 2016. Prior to the combination of Goodyear's North and Latin America businesses, he was president of Goodyear North America, a position he assumed in 2011. Prior to leading Goodyear North America, he led Goodyear's North America commercial truck and consumer businesses.
Mr. McClellan said, "I look forward to working with USTMA and its board to ensure we have a strong voice on policy issues affecting our member companies and our nearly 100,000 employees."
The USTMA is the national trade association for tire manufacturers that produce tires in the U.S. The group's 12 member companies operate 56 tire-related plants in 17 states with 250,000-plus employees and generate over $27 billion in annual sales.