The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) announced the election of Stephen R. McClellan as chairman of the Board of Directors, for a two-year term starting Oct. 3. McClellan is president of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s Americas business unit.
McClellan succeeds Jim Hawk, chairman, Toyo Holdings of America, Inc., who served as USTMA’s 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,” said Anne Forristall Luke, USTMA president and CEO. “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.”
Luke continued, “We are also deeply grateful to Jim Hawk, chairman of the board for Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas, Inc. who oversaw the major rebranding of our historic organization as the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association and has championed our industry’s business objectives and helped us navigate important policy issues in an often challenging environment.”
McClellan became president of Goodyear’s Americas region in 2016. Prior to the combination of Goodyear’s North America and Latin America businesses, he served as president of Goodyear North America, a position he assumed in 2011. Under McClellan’s leadership, Goodyear North America established a sustainable business model that delivered record results and put the business on a path to growth, the USTMA says. Prior to leading Goodyear North America, McClellan led both Goodyear’s North America commercial truck and consumer businesses.
“I’m excited to chair USTMA’s board of directors, representing a $148 billion industry that helps power the U.S. economy,” said McClellan. “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.”
Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company employs approximately 64,000 associates and manufactures its products in 48 facilities in 22 countries around the world.