BOWIE, Md. – The Tire Industry Association (TIA) elected Russ Devens of McCarthy Tire Service as secretary and TJ Trum of Pomp's Tire Service Inc. as treasurer during its recent mid-year board meeting.
Devens' election as TIA secretary places him in line to become the association's president in 2026-27, according to TIA's succession plan.
Trum, chair of the association's government affairs committee, will replace TIA Treasurer Mike Wolfe of Southeastern Wholesale Tire, who is stepping down this fall after 14 years on the board, including seven as treasurer.
Devens, director of safety and risk management at McCarthy Tire, has chaired TIA's training and education committee since 2020 and has been a board member for the past five years. He is a member of the membership, nominating and strategic planning committees as well as the electric vehicle advisory council.
Devens has over 30 years of experience in safety, law enforcement, security, insurance and risk management, is a Level-400 commercial tire service TIA instructor, a Part 48 certified and Part 46 instructor with the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA), is 30-hour general industry certified with OSHA and is a certified commercial vehicle inspector with U.S. DOT. In addition, he is co-founder of the Tire Industry Safety Leadership Summit.
Trum, Pomp's Tire's general counsel, joined the board in 2019 and was re-elected to a second three-year term in 2022.
He serves on TIA's strategic planning and training and education committees and leads the association's support of Trucker's Against Trafficking.
Trum also chairs the American Commercial Tire Network (ACTN) human resources and safety committee, is a licensed legal counsel and is a certified senior professional in human resources by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-SCP).