Welcome Club 3633 - Tire Review Magazine

Welcome Club 3633


Charles Goodyear revolutionized the commercial rubber industry when he discovered vulcanization and filed patent U.S. 3633. The filing of this patent can be seen as a starting point for the modern tire industry.

Throughout history others built upon Goodyear’s discovery: Robert W. Thompson, John Boyd Dunlop, André and Édouard Michelin, Frank Seiberling, Harvey Firestone and more. Everyone who has worked in the tire industry over the years, whether in R&D, manufacturing or as a tire dealer has shaped the industry in some way. These individuals are members of an exclusive club – Club 3633.


In this section, Tire Review features the next generation leaders, members of Club 3633. These individuals are building on the success of those who’ve come before them and are leaving their own mark on their companies, communities and the industry.

Club 3633 Class of 2016

Adam Barfoot, Plant Manager, Bridgestone Americas, Aiken Country Plant

Beth Barron, Vice President of Operations, Chabill’s Tire and Auto Service

Chris Blanchette, Director of Operations, Technical and Innovation, Bridgestone Retail Operations

Jamie Bullis, Lead Technician, Bridgestone Retail Operations

Quick Chadwick, Director of Marketing, Tire Pros

Cameron Chernikow, National Program Manager, Marketing & Communications, Tire Pros

Amy Coleman, Senior Director of Marketing, Toyo Tire USA Corp.

Carson Cornelius, Branch Manager, Statewide Tire Distributors

Jason Espinoza, Sales Manager, Tire Warehouse

Colin Gallagher, Regional Sales Director, Great Lakes Region, American Tire Distributors

Zach Garrison, General Manager, Pendleton Tire Co.

Ed Gliss, Subjective Test Driver, Michelin North America

Joaquin Gonzalez Jr., President, Tire Group International (TGI)

Brad Griffin, Vice President and Operations Manager, Griffin Tire & Auto Tire Pros

Josh Hammett, Store Manager, Family Tire Pros

Chris Han, Product Manager, Kumho Tire U.S.A.

Matt Hawkins, CEO, Snap Finance

Christopher Hayes, Business Development Manager, K&W Tire

Justin Hayes, Product Manager, Bridgestone Americas

Jacquie Hower, Director of Operations, Zimmerman’s Automotive Service Inc.

Chad Jasiunas, Technical Manager Functional Materials, Lehigh Technologies Inc.

Lee Kanney, Manager, Composite Materials Development, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.

Thomas Land, Assistant Branch Manager, Carroll Tire

Dustin Lucius, Mechanical Project Engineer, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.

Jamie McNutt, Director of Compoud Development and Laboratories, Bridgestone Americas Technical Center

Kyle Melvin, Store Manager, Palumbo’s Car Care Center Inc.

Brett Miller, Graphic Designer, Flynn’s Tire & Auto Service

Ron Mohler, Commercial Development Manager, Elgi Rubber Co.

Huseyin Ozkumru, Manager, M.I.C. Tire Pros

Shane Petty, Operations Manager, Bridgestone Americas Warren County Plant

Dr. Amy Randall, Manager of Innovation and Technology Development, Bridgestone Americas Technical Center

Kevin Reim, Product Category Manager, BFGoodrich and Uniroyal Branded Tires, Michelin North America

W Rippetoe, Senior Technical Service and Training Representative, Schrader Performance Sensors

Nick Schieltz, Manager, Computer Aided Engineering, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.

Robert Tinson, National Account Manager, Schrader Performance Sensors

Madeline Triplett, Advertising Development Manager, Hunter Engineering Co.

Jill Trotta, Director, Automotive Group, RepairPal.com

Karthik Ulagappan, Production Control & Industrial Engineering Manager, Bridgestone Americas, LaVergne Plant

Lawrence P. “L.P.” Vollano, Social Media/Marketing Manager/Service Writer, M.I.C. Tire Pros

Craig Wortham, Chief Operating Officer, Alyeska Tire and Auto



Club 3633 Class of 2017

Carmen Ackerman, Dawson Tire & Wheel

Blake Aubrey, Cooper Tire

Kenny Bridges, VIP Tires

Cory Brown, Redline Automotive

Josh Chalofsky, SimpleTire

Jeff Cheek, Countryside Tire and Auto Service

Stan Chen, Toyo Tires

Brian Corbly, Corbly Auto & Tire

James Crouch, Alliance Tire

Robby Cutchins, Bobby’s Tire & Auto Care

Aaron Doctor, Pro Puller Tires

Gary Eavers Jr., Eavers Tire Pros

Erin Edminister, BKT USA

Andrea Ellett, Winding Brook Tire Pros

Brian Finkelstein, MFI

Jason Grasse, Matthews Tire

Phil Greene, Chapel Hill Tire

Brad Guinn, Cooper Tire

Loudan Hammersmith, BKT USA

Chris King, Tire Town

Cody Lang, Tire Solutions

Jason Lang, Tire Solutions

Jason Lightbody, Houska Automotive

Michael McGee, Public Tire Warehouse

Vahe Michaelian, 1-800EveryRim/OEM Wheels

Sandy Moody, Big O Tires

Fardad Niknam, Yokohama

Randy O’Connor, Tire Pros

Rajiv Poddar, BKT

Bo Ray, Matthews Tire

Haley Rogers, Tire Pros

Dr. Nicolas F. Sauty, Cooper Tire

Kelly Sumner, Tire Pros

Wes Tatum, Leete Tire & Auto Center

Kim Taylor, Titan Auto & Tire

Casey Wall, Tire Pros

Jeff Wallick, K&M Tire


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