Blake Eaddy, general counsel and secretary for Giti Tire (USA), is one of four tire executives recently elected to serve on the board of directors for the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA).
The USTMA is the national trade association for tire manufacturers that produce tires in the U.S. Giti Tire became one of the 12 USTMA members following Giti Tire Manufacturing (USA)’s opening of a passenger/light truck tire production facility in Chester County.
Eaddy joined Giti in 2016. Previously, Eaddy was general counsel and secretary of Bell and Howell, LLC. He attended North Carolina State University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and his law degree from Campbell University.
“Just as he has been at Giti Tire, we’re confident that Blake will be a tremendous asset to USTMA, a very important trade association that directly supports more than a quarter million U.S. jobs,” said Phang Wai Yeen, CEO Giti Tire Manufacturing.
“I am pleased to welcome these new members to USTMA’s Board of Directors,” said Anne Forristall Luke, USTMA president and CEO. “Now more than ever it is important to bring fresh perspectives and critical strategic thinking from all of our member companies to help us navigate the challenges and opportunities before us. As we look to 2022 and to our future, I’m incredibly proud of the leadership and depth of experience our board members bring to the table at such an important time for the U.S. tire industry.”
The 12 USTMA member companies operate 57 tire-related manufacturing facilities in 17 states and generate more than $27 billion in annual sales. USTMA advances a sustainable tire manufacturing industry through thought leadership and a commitment to science-based public policy advocacy.
Giti Tire Group has been in the tire business since 1951. Giti Tire produces a broad range of tire products, serving major original equipment vehicle manufacturers, tire retailers, tire dealers, auto service outlets and consumers in more than 130 countries worldwide.
Giti Tire (USA) Ltd., based in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, is the sales, marketing, and distribution company for Giti, GT Radial, Primewell and Dextero branded tires in North America. Giti Tire (USA) operates a manufacturing facility in Chester County, South Carolina.