LANSING, Mich.-The Michigan Tire & Vehicle Service Association, a division of the Michigan Retailers Association, will help promote safety belt use during a summer campaign with the Michigan State Police Office of Highway Safety Planning. The MRA is providing 50 free cardboard windshield sunscreens with the message ``Seatbelts-Live it up this summer'' to each of the first 70 auto service members who sign up to participate.
The MRA is planning to launch the promotion, the first of its kind in the state, during the July 4 holiday weekend. The windshield screens, to be used in connection with vehicle safety inspections offered by the dealers, also bear the MRA logo.
The MRA received an $18,295 grant to sponsor the campaign, which also includes distributing 70,000 specially printed shopping bags to retailers. The campaign is aimed at increasing the percentage of motorists in the state who use safety belts from 64 percent to 75 percent.
NYTDA taps Gallogly president
FREEPORT, N.Y.-The New York Tire Dealers Association installed Joseph Gallogly of Tire Town, Rockville Centre, as president for a two-year term during its May 24 meeting.
The NYTDA also elected Ernie Caramanico of Amityville Firestone, Amityville, first vice president, and Lou Imbriano of Nassau Tire Pros, Williston Park, second vice president.
Day assumes NCTDSA helm
BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn.-The North Central Tire Dealers & Suppliers Association named Dwight Day of Tufco Inc., Eveleth, Minn., as its president during the association's annual summer convention in Rochester, Minn., May 20-21.
The regional organization also elected Paul Duininck of Royal Tire Sales, St. Cloud, Minn., president-elect; George Mikrut of Grey Products Corp., St. Paul, Minn., secretary; and Bob Rynda of Kampa Tire, Minneapolis, treasurer.
The NCTDSA installed Dan Boeke of Harland's Tire, Owatonna, Minn., Don Logelin of Galaxy Auto Centers, Minneapolis, and Troy Meier of Iron Gate Tire, Hibbing, Minn., as new members of the board of directors.
Ohio group re-elects Chapman
BARBERTON, Ohio-The Northeast Ohio Regional Tire Dealers Association re-elected Lenny Chapman of Conrad's Auto Wholesale, Barberton, as president during its monthly meeting, May 17, in Akron.
The group also installed Ted Smetzer of Smetzer Tire Center, Ashland, Dave Richards Jr. of Canton Bandag, Sparta, and Mike Rich of Kauffman Tire Service Inc., Wooster, as new directors.
ITDA exec. to head state group
DES MOINES, Iowa-Iowa Tire Dealers Association Executive Director Joe Kelly has been named president of the Iowa Society of Association Executives, an organization that represents more than 400 association executives and staff from nearly 200 Iowa associations.
Mr. Kelly, who has been in association management for 17 years and executive director of the ITDA for 12 years, said his election to the ISAE presidency ``will give greater visibility to the independent retail tire industry in Iowa.''
The Northwest Tire Dealers Association will relocate its office July 1 to: 305 Granada Court, Kennewick, Wash. 99337; (509) 627-7271. Fax: (509) 962-7281.
The Automotive Lift Institute Inc. has elected Doug Grunnet of ALM Automotive Lifts & Machine Corp., Streator, Ill., as chairman of its board of directors.
The Automotive Service Association has slated its 1995 convention for March 7-12 at the Maui Marriott in Maui, Hawaii.