Leading the Charge

Our executives keep Liberty Tire focused on pioneering new ways to support a green, circular economy for the long-term health of our staff, our neighbors and the worldwide community.


Meet Our Leadership Team

Thomas WombleChief Executive Officer
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Thomas Womble

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Womble, CEO of Liberty Tire Recycling, has 25 years of experience consolidating, integrating and optimizing solid waste companies. These experiences span various industries, including solid waste hauling, landfill development and operations, portable toilets and tire recycling. Mr. Womble was an original investor in Liberty Tire Recycling, LLC. He returned to the company in 2013 as the Chief Operating Officer and was named CEO in 2017. Mr. Womble received a B.S. in business administration from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Frank J. DecarloGeneral Counsel
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Frank J. Decarlo

General Counsel

Mr. DeCarlo brings more than 20 years in business, legal and leadership experience to Liberty Tire Recycling. He earned his J.D. and M.B.A. from West Virginia University. Mr. DeCarlo received a B.S. from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, and is a former U.S. Army officer serving in the United States, Germany and Iraq. He has been part of the Liberty Tire Recycling leadership team since 2010.

DALE B. MIKUSChief Financial Officer
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DALE B. MIKUS

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Mikus joined Liberty Tire Recycling in July 2018. He has more than 30 years of manufacturing experience within the metals, mining, energy, aerospace and industrial industries. Mr. Mikus is a proven strategic and financial business leader in all facets of business and finance, with an emphasis on building shareholder value through strategic initiatives, enhancing profitability, developing domestic and international business solutions, process reengineering and organization building and development. Prior to Liberty Tire Recycling, he held C-level positions at H-D Advanced Manufacturing, Latrobe Specialty Metals, Copperweld, Dresser and Haliburton, following 12 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Mikus is a certified public accountant and earned a B.S. in accounting from Robert Morris University.

Scott FowlerSenior VP of Strategic Operations
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Scott Fowler

Senior VP of Strategic Operations

Mr. Fowler has 16 years of experience in the tire recycling business. He worked for US Tire Recycling before they were acquired by Liberty Tire Recycling in 2000. Prior to that he worked in commercial banking with Southtrust Bank. He has a B.A. in business administration from University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

BARRY MATHISChief Human Resources Officer
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BARRY MATHIS

Chief Human Resources Officer

Mr. Mathis has more than 25 years of manufacturing and quality experience. Prior to joining Liberty Tire Recycling in 2012, he worked for Boeing, Alcoa and Oldcastle Building Envelope in various roles. He has a B.B.A. from the University of Georgia and an M.S. from Southern Polytechnic State University.

STEVE BIGELOWSenior VP of Sales and Marketing
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STEVE BIGELOW

Senior VP of Sales and Marketing

Mr. Bigelow brings more than 25 years of consumer-packaged goods experience to Liberty Tire Recycling, most recently as president, Action Sports Division, for Easton-Bell Sports. He has experience dealing with a broad and diverse range of retailers, consumers, suppliers and corporate partners. He earned a B.A. in marketing from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has been a part of the Liberty Tire Recycling leadership team since 2014.

MARK VESCOVIChief Information Officer
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MARK VESCOVI

Chief Information Officer

Mr. Vescovi joined Liberty Tire Recycling in 2018. Prior to joining he held various positions at Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield for 22 years and has more than 30 years of experience in IT within the healthcare, finance and manufacturing industries. Mr. Vescovi earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, advanced certificates in strategy and innovation and management and leadership from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.A. in project management from Duquesne University.

LEIGH EASTMANSenior VP of Support Services
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LEIGH EASTMAN

Senior VP of Support Services

Ms. Eastman joined Liberty Tire Recycling full time in 2018, after consulting with the firm on various projects for several years. She has more than 20 years of experience in operations, finance, sales and marketing and is experienced in manufacturing, banking and broadcasting. Prior to joining Liberty Tire, Ms. Eastman was vice president of operations for NEP Broadcasting. She is a certified public accountant and a proud Clemson Tiger.

CHASE HELONSenior VP of Operations
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CHASE HELON

Senior VP of Operations

Mr. Helon joined Liberty Tire in 2011 and has served in a variety of progressive finance and commercial operating roles. He has more than 15 years of experience in finance and prior to his time at Liberty, worked for Deloitte. Mr. Helon has a B.S. in business administration from Bucknell University and is also a certified public accountant.

AMY BRACKINSenior VP of Sustainability
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AMY BRACKIN

Senior VP of Sustainability

Ms. Brackin joined Liberty Tire Recycling in 2012 and held roles in business and market development before being promoted to VP, Sustainability and leading the company’s ESG strategy and sustainability initiatives. Ms. Brackin earned her B.A. in political science at the University of Delaware and has completed coursework on Sustainability Management from Duke University and Yale’s Executive Education program. She currently serves as a member of ASTM’s COTCO Board and is a past chair of the Synthetic Turf Council (STC).

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