Oct 11, 2022

TRAC Announces Changes to the Board of Directors

Cambridge, Ontario; October 11, 2022—The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC) announces changes to the Board of Directors following the resignations of Antoine Sautenet of Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. and Matt Livigni of Continental Tire Canada Inc.

Andrew Mutch of Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. and Kim Rolfe of Continental Tire Canada Inc. were appointed as directors to complete the expired terms of Mr. Sautenet and Mr. Livigni, respectively. Additionally, Pam Scarrow of Bridgestone, Chris Figel of AirBoss, and Kim Rolfe take on new officer roles as First and Second Vice-chairs, and Treasurer, respectively.

“Antoine and Matt have served with distinction as TRAC first vice-chair and treasurer, respectively. We are grateful for their leadership and dedication and wish them both well in their new roles in France and South Africa, respectively,” said Paul Downey, President and CEO of Pliteq, and TRAC Chair of the Board.

“Additionally, the Board of Directors would like to welcome Messrs. Mutch and Rolfe to the TRAC Board. We look forward to their expertise and support in advancing TRAC’s mission, vision, and strategic priorities.”

Andrew Mutch, president of Michelin’s Canadian operations, has over 30 years of experience working at all three of Michelin’s factories in Nova Scotia as well as company facilities in Oklahoma, and South Carolina. He has held roles in industrial engineering, manufacturing management, human resources, and strategic planning and investments.

Kim Rolfe, Controller and Assistant Treasurer of Continental Tire Canada, has over 27 years of experience working in various positions in the United States, Germany, and Canada. Kim has held roles in auditing, corporate accounting, plant and sales office controlling, and has participated in many projects ranging from administrative/manufacturing benchmarking, management information system development, M&A, and operational start-ups.

The updated TRAC 2022-2023 Board of Directors is as follows:


Paul Downey (Chair) Pliteq Inc.
Pam Scarrow (1st Vice-Chair) Bridgestone Canada Inc.
Chris Figel  (2nd Vice-Chair) AirBoss of America Corp.
Kim Rolfe (Treasurer) Continental Tire Canada Inc.
Andrew Mutch Michelin North America (Canada) Inc.
Dean Pearson Cabot Canada Ltd.
Keshav Das BKT Tires (Canada) Inc.
Maureen Kline Pirelli Tire Inc.
Paul Christou Goodyear Canada Inc.


About TRAC:

The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC; www.tracanada.ca) is the national trade association representing the interests of tire and other rubber manufacturers and importers of rubber goods into Canada, together with rubber recyclers and suppliers whose goods or services directly relate to our industry. The Association was established in 1920 under the name The Rubber Association of Canada, only recently changing its name to the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada to more accurately reflect the Association’s role within the industry and what it does for its membership.

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Tire and Rubber Association of Canada

5409 Eglinton Ave W, Suite 208
Etobicoke, ON M9C 5K6