Current Issue

Calling young tire dealers: Volunteer for ITEC panel

Comments Email

AKRON (April 24, 2014) — One of the many new features at the 2014 International Tire Exhibition & Conference (ITEC) Tire Dealers/Auto Service event in Orlando, Fla., is a Young Tire Dealers Panel.

For young people working in family-owned and independent tire dealerships, the challenges include not only trying to grow the business in an increasingly competitive marketplace, but taking a greater leadership role in the business. Other concerns: How—and whether—to keep up with rapidly changing technology; and if there is even a future for independent tire dealers.

The chairmen of ITEC Tire Dealers/Auto Service and Young Tire Dealers Panel moderator Jeff Wallick, director of training and development for K & M Tire Inc., are inviting input from young people working at independent dealerships. What are your questions or concerns? For what problems do you need solutions? Perhaps you’ve already figured out how to add innovation to the traditional core values of your company. Why not join the young dealers panel and share your insights?

Send an email to ITEC Chairman Ray Evans at raypsu@aol.com or Vice Chairman Hank Inman at hjinman@neo.rr.com with your topic suggestions or to propose yourself or someone else for the young dealers panel.

The conference and trade show take place Aug. 20-22 at the Caribe Royale All-Suite Hotel in Orlando, Fla. For more information or to register to attend, visit the ITEC conference website.

More Polls>

TB Reader Poll

Previous | Published August 11, 2016

How stiff is the competition from car dealers selling tires in your area of operation?

Not stiff at all, it's negligible
21% (20 votes)
Pretty intense but I'm holding my own and haven’t lost many sales
26% (24 votes)
It's moderately competitive but I’ll always beat their deals
22% (21 votes)
I've adjusted how I approach tire sales and it seems to be working to my benefit
15% (14 votes)
I'm ready to give up and look for another line of work
16% (15 votes)
Total votes: 94
More Polls »