While Nov. 5 marked the official opening of the Global Tire Expo – Powered by TIA, the Tire Industry Association (TIA) kicked off the week of the 2019 SEMA Show with its annual meeting and Tire Industry Honors Ceremony.
During the annual meeting, outgoing TIA President John Evankovich passed the gavel to Brian Rigney, who will take over the post.
At its Tire Industry Honors Ceremony, TIA honored Hall of Fame recipients Brent Hesje, CEO of Fountain Tire, and the late Frank Holeman, former director of the Tire Industry Safety Council. The organization also recognized Edward A. Burleson Sr., president and owner of Central Marketing, with the Ed Wagner Leadership Award for his dedication and contributions to the industry.
Anyline has partnered with Treads, an AI-powered car management subscription, to offer its car owners more mobile data capture and analytic features within the Treads mobile app. Treads launched in May 2021 and has since expanded into 21 major United States markets with over 4,000 customers offering subscriptions for tires, oil changes, alignments and wiper blades as well as a full auto insurance marketplace.