Gary is third generation in the family tire business started by his grandfather in 1950.
For the last three decades he has been General Manager of Champlin Tire Recycling, Inc. Gary and his wife Debra have six children and fourteen grandchildren. Champlin Tire Recycling is one of the top ten largest tire processors in the United States. Along with serving in many capacities within ISRI, he has also been a board member of Mid-America Tire Dealers (President in 2010-11), United Tire Recyclers (President since 2008), Kansas Organization of Recyclers, and the Kansas Landfill Association.
Gary believes the strength of trade associations is what moves industries forward. Together we can accomplish what cannot be done alone.