The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC) announces its new Board of Directors following its Annual General Meeting of members held on June 6, 2024.

At that meeting, the members elected two new directors: Michelle Black of Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. and Christine Baker of Cabot Corporation.

Ms. Black serves as Corporate Counsel/Strategic Business Advisor at Michelin. Previously she worked at Stewart McKelvey. She received her BSc in Psychology from Nipissing University, her MSc in Anatomy and Neurobiology/Neuroscience and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Dalhousie University.

With several prior roles, Ms. Baker serves as Product Management & Commercial Strategy Director, North America Reinforcement Materials at Cabot Corporation. She also worked at Ernst & Young LLP and Arthur Andersen LLP. She received her BSc, Accounting degree from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY.

“We are very pleased to welcome Ms. Black and Ms. Baker to the TRAC Board, and I’m confident their extensive industry experience and proven business acumen will serve TRAC well in the coming years,” says Pamela Scarrow, Division General Counsel at Bridgestone Canada Inc. and TRAC Chair of the Board. “I would also like to express my gratitude to Michelin’s Andrew Mutch and Cabot’s Dean Pearson who stepped off the Board. TRAC appreciates their dedication and contributions to the Association’s efforts. I also extend the warmest welcome and acknowledge the hard work of our returning Directors who continue to serve the organization with utmost diligence and professionalism.”

TRAC’s 2024-2025 Board of Directors is as follows:


  • Pamela Scarrow (Chair), Bridgestone Canada Inc.
  • Chris Figel (1st Vice-Chair), AirBoss of America Corp.
  • Paul Christou (Treasurer), Goodyear Canada Inc.
  • Christine Baker, Cabot Corporation
  • Kim Rolfe, Continental Tire Canada Inc.
  • Lawrence Kumar, Yokohama Tire (Canada)
  • Maureen Kline, Pirelli Tire Inc.
  • Michelle Black, Michelin North America (Canada) Inc.
  • Paul Downey, Pliteq Inc.

About the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada

The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada is the national trade association representing tire makers, rubber products manufacturers, and importers as well as rubber recyclers and suppliers of goods and services related to the industry. TRAC helps shape public policy that supports tire and rubber industry innovation, performance, safety, and sustainability including end-of-life tire management.