Liberty Tire Recycling, the premier provider of tire recycling services in North America, today appointed Thomas Womble, a company veteran, to serve as chief executive officer. Womble has been with Liberty Tire since 2001 and previously served as Liberty Tire's chief operating officer, overseeing day-to-day operations for 28 manufacturing sites in eight regions throughout the U.S. and Canada. In his new role as CEO, Womble will lead the company's next phase of growth.
"Thomas Womble is a veteran Liberty Tire Recycling executive and highly-experienced waste services professional. He understands the complexities of our business and the value proposition we bring to the marketplace – to remove millions of scrap tires from the waste stream, recycle them and transform them into sustainable products that provide smart solutions for communities and organizations of all kinds," said Nils Larsen, chairman of the board of directors for Liberty Tire Recycling. "His broad and deep industry experience combined with his thorough knowledge of our operations make him the perfect person to lead Liberty Tire Recycling into our next chapter."
Womble succeeds Scott Whitney, who joined Liberty's board and was appointed CEO in June 2015.
"Scott served Liberty Tire Recycling well, providing a steady hand during a time of change and adjustment for the company," added Larsen. "He ends his tenure as CEO with the company in a better position to take advantage of the many opportunities before us, and we are grateful for his service to Liberty Tire."
"It was my privilege to have the opportunity to lead such a great organization over the past two years," said Whitney. "I am confident that Liberty Tire will have continued success under Thomas' leadership."
About Liberty Tire Recycling
Liberty Tire Recycling is the premier provider of tire recycling services in North America. By recycling more than 140 million tires annually, Liberty Tire reclaims more than 1.5 billion pounds of rubber for innovative, eco-friendly products. The recycled rubber produced by Liberty Tire is used as crumb rubber and industrial feedstock for molded products; as tire-derived fuel for industrial kilns, mills and power plants; and as rubber mulch for landscaping and playgrounds. The company maintains a North American network of over two dozen processing plants, and provides comprehensive tire collection services for our customers. Liberty Tire Recycling is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa. For more information, please visit www.libertytire.com.