2018 USTMA TIRE MANUFACTURING AMBASSADOR PROGRAM

All 12 USTMA member companies have selected an outstanding employee to represent the best of our industry in the second annual USTMA Tire Manufacturing Ambassador Program. Each company representative was chosen for his or her dedicated service and superior leadership qualities. This year’s event will be held June 25-26 in Washington, D.C. 

Ambassadors will have the opportunity to participate actively in the mission of USTMA as an advocate for U.S. tire manufacturing, increase their understanding of how Congress affects our industry by talking with USTMA senior staff and government affairs experts and engage with the congressional delegations that represent USTMA member manufacturing facilities around the country.

The program schedule includes a tour of the U.S. Capitol that will highlight significant historical events and history of the buildings and those who served our country in Congress. It also entails congressional office visits in both the Senate and House of Representatives, and Ambassadors will be celebrated during a Recognition Dinner. 

USTMA’s Tire Manufacturing Ambassadors are:
 

FRANCIS ELLIS LYNCH
Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
Quality Assurance Officer
Wilson, North Carolina
 
LARSEN CLINE
Continental Tire the Americas, LLC
Executive Assistant to Plant Manager
Sumter, South Carolina

LUKE SCHROEDER
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
Engineering Manager
Findlay, Ohio

 

ASHLEY STEWART
Giti Tire (USA) Ltd.
Market Research Analyst
Fort Mill, South Carolina

ANTHONY JACKSON
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Technical Leader
Fayetteville, North Carolina

 

WES BOLING
Hankook Tire America Corp.
Public Affairs Manager
Nashville, Tennessee

BINH DANG
Kumho Tire U.S.A., Inc.
Inside Sales Manager
Atlanta, Georgia

 

JACKIE BRANSCOMB
Michelin North America, Inc.
Tire Performance Engineer
Greenville, South Carolina

 

SARAH SANDIDGE
Pirelli Tire North America
Account Manager
Rome, Georgia

 

NICHOLAS KRUETER
Sumitomo Rubber North America, Inc.
Industrial Engineer
Buffalo, New York

CHRISTOPHER MAJOR
Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc.
Group Leader - Technical Mold Group
White, Georgia

 

CHRISTIAN YATES
Yokohama Tire Corporation
Senior Environmental Specialist
Salem, Virginia

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Aug 03, 2018

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