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Tire dealer asserts corporate goal to “Put Safety First” with industry-leading safety training for all operations
October 12, 2017
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania – McCarthy Tire Service has appointed Marty Opinsky as the Safety Trainer for the company’s southern region. He will be responsible for new hire and refresher training for all off-the-road (OTR) and commercial truck service operations in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. He reports to Russell Devens, Director of Safety and Risk Management.
Opsinsky has a total of 39 years of experience in OTR and commercial truck service, including the last 10 years with McCarthy Tire Service. He holds a 300-level Commercial Tire Service Technician certification through the Tire Industry Association (TIA), and a 30-hour General Industry and Construction certification through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). He also is certified in first aid, CPR, and AED through the Red Cross. Opsinsky is slated to attend the TIA/MICHELIN® 300-level Earthmover Tire Service Technician and 400-level Earthmover Instructor class in the near future.
Mark Shimko, Corporate Off-the-Road (OTR) and Commercial Safety Trainer, will handle all training activities for McCarthy Tire operations in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and West Virginia. Shimko recently attained his 400-Level Earthmover Instructor certification, the highest level of certification in the OTR tire industry, from the TIA.
About McCarthy Tire Service
Founded in 1926, McCarthy Tire Service is a fourth-generation, family-owned and operated tire business based in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The company has more than 50 locations along the east coast, including eight Bandag retread plants. McCarthy Tire is the sixth largest independent commercial tire dealer in North America, the eighth largest independent retread manufacturer of light truck and medium duty truck tires, and it is one of the top 25 retail tire dealers in the country. McCarthy Tire offers tire sales and service for commercial, industrial, and off-the-road (OTR) vehicles; fleet services; heavy duty truck mechanical services; 24-hour commercial roadside assistance; retread and wheel reconditioning services for commercial fleets; and automotive services. For more information, visit www.McCarthyTire.com.
Contact: Colleen Carter, Director of Marketingccarter@mccarthytire.com570-270-8210 (direct)
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