``This (family leave) law is a political move that sounds good on paper but was not well thought out. Kodak, IBM and Xerox can live with it; little companies will find it very hard.'' Joseph A. DePaolis
Former NTDRA president
``Warehouse clubs are an acquired taste, but they're not a fad. People realize they don't need the frills; the clubs' main attraction is price and value.''
``It's really a misnomer to call it the commercial tire business anymore-because the prices of the products are wholesale prices.''
J.R. Pickel Jr.
Universal Tire Inc.
``If a company doesn't pay attention to change-and even lead that change-someone else will.''
In farewell address as NTDRA president.
``There are far more complaints filed against honest but inept technicians than against dishonest ones.''
Host of the public television's Motor Week during a NAAG Auto Repair Task Force hearing on service fraud.
``We sell far more tires through independent dealers than any other tire company, and our dealers will continue to be the core of our distribution.''
John F. Fiedler
``Human beings have a way of forgetting things. Six months down the road, some other kid'll probably do the same damned thing this kid did.''
Det. Richard Gable
After a 17-year-old died while trying to mount a 16-inch tire on a 16.5-inch rim.
``I don't have any answer (on how the North American Free Trade Agreement will affect business).....All we can do is wait and see.''
Bruce T. Halle
Discount Tire Inc.