Liberty Tire names new CEO

Liberty Tire names new CEO

Thomas Womble is promoted from chief operating officer.

August 29, 2017

Pittsburgh-based Liberty Tire Recycling has appointed Thomas Womble to serve as its CEO. Womble has been with Liberty Tire since 2001 and previously served as the company’s chief operating officer, overseeing day-to-day operations of its 28 manufacturing sites in in the United States and Canada.  


“Thomas Womble is a veteran Liberty Tire Recycling executive and highly-experienced waste services professional,” says Nils Larsen, board chairman of Liberty Tire Recycling. “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.”


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,” says 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.”


Remarks Whitney, “It was my privilege to have the opportunity to lead such a great organization over the past two years. I am confident that Liberty Tire will have continued success under Thomas’ leadership.”


Liberty Tire Recycling handles more than 140 million tires annually, reclaiming some 750,000 tons of rubber annually. 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.