On Wednesday 6th September, at its Executive Council meeting, the NTDA installed Phil Robinson, Marangoni’s Senior Country Manager for UK, Ireland and the Middle East, as its Junior Vice National Chairman.
Phil now joins the Executive Officer team of the Association and, of course, the line of succession with a view to following in the footsteps of many past ‘Masters of the Round and Black’ to become the NTDA National Chairman.
The NTDA has, for many years, been a strong advocate for UK tyre retreading and Phil’s appointment coincides with growing interest, from UK based tyre retreaders, in NTDA membership. Phil was presented with his badge of office by current NTDA National Chairman Simon Wright, of Halfords Commercial Fleet Services, who is currently in his second year of office and the 10th member to hold the position of National Chairman since the change in title from President in 1999.
At the same meeting, the council members voted to adopt new articles of association, which sees a change to the structure of the Executive Council to better reflect, and represent, the increasingly diverse membership of the Association from across the entire tyre trade and associated aftermarket.
In accepting his badge of office Phil Robinson said: “I am very honoured to be elected NTDA Junior Vice Chairman and would like to thank the Executive Council for its faith in me. I will work hard alongside my fellow Executive Officers to promote the NTDA and what it stands for and its value to the entire tyre trade.”
Phil will be presenting on the benefits, new developments and trends in retreading at the NTDA Tyre Industry Conference sponsored by GB Tyres UK Ltd on Thursday 19th October.