The Tire Industry Association will be accepting applications for its CEO position until Aug. 30.
As current TIA CEO Roy Littlefield III approaches retirement, the association hired Richard Slayton, president and CEO of Slayton Search Partners, to conduct the search. Dan Nothdurft, current TIA president and president of Tires Tires Tires in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Sioux City, Iowa, said the association has interviewed internal candidates and is now looking at external candidates. TIA did not specify when Littlefield is expected to retire.
In the search for its new CEO, the organization says it is looking for a leader to assume executive management responsibility for the 13,000-member organization who will report to its board of directors. In addition, it is looking for an individual who will:
- Assume executive management responsibility for the 13,000-member organization who will report to its board of directors;
- Lead a dedicated staff to carry out TIA’s mission of promoting tire safety through training and education, supporting the tire industry through government affairs advocacy and enhancing the image and will of the industry for the betterment of TIA’s members;
- Serve as the director of the TIA Foundation Board;
- Be responsible for the administration and management functions as well as the fiscal health and soundness of the association, in close partnership with the board;
In an early August press release, TIA said it is looking for candidates with “management experience, tire industry experience, demonstrated leadership in operations and program management, familiarity with government affairs on the state and federal levels, excellent writing, speaking and organizational skills, financial reporting experience, good problem-solving skills and a creative approach to new ideas.”
The association said those interested in applying can email their resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Richard Slayton, president and CEO of Slayton Search Partners, at [email protected] by Aug. 30.