AUSTIN, Texas-The Texas Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association's board of directors underwent some changes recently, as five members resigned for various reasons. Jerry Hamilton resigned as treasurer because he transferred his tire business, Hamilton Tire Store in Mineral Wells, to his sister and is pursuing a career in the sporting goods industry, according to Executive Director Kay Knapp. Rick Pilger of Ed Pilger's Tire & Auto Center, College Station, has assumed the treasurer's position.
The other departing directors resigned for various personal and business-related reasons, Ms. Knapp said. Those appointed to fill the vacancies include: Mel Shook of Shook Tire Co., Lubbock; Herman Law of Dorman Tire & Service Co. Inc., Pampa; Harvey Shipp of Harvey Shipp Tire, Coleman; and Rick Whitcomb of Federated Insurance, Hurst.
Summit to foster negotiations
WEST MIDLANDS, England-Tire wholesalers, distributors, importers and large tire retailers from around the world will be gathering at the Hotel Martinez in Cannes, France, April 19-21, for the first International Tire Traders Summit.
The summit organizers, Professional Events Ltd., said the new event has no exhibitions or conferences so attendees can concentrate on international business negotiations.
Prior to the summit, wholesale traders and buyers will supply brief profiles of themselves, their market interests and objectives. These profiles are then collated and circulated to registered attendees in advance of the summit. A computerized appointment service will be available to arrange individual meetings among contacts during the summit.
For more information, contact Professional Events Ltd., P.O. Box 3738, Knowle, Solihull, West Midlands, B94 6BG England; +44 (0) 564-70-3993. Fax: +44 (0) 564-70-3003.
Summit to foster negotiations
BROMLEY, England-Kwik Fit Chairman Tom Farmer will offer the keynote address at Brityrex '95, Feb. 22-23, at the Moat House International Hotel, Harrogate, England.
Mr. Farmer will address the session on ``Tire Retailing-Problems & Opportunities,'' the first of two seminars slated in conjunction with the Brityrex exhibition.
The second seminar, ``Towards 2000: The Challenge for the Tyre Industry,'' will include discussions of scrap tire issues, tire performance, the future of retreading, tire design trends and the developments in agricultural tires.
For more information, contact Tyre Exhibitions, 131 Southlands Road, Bromley, Kent BR2 9QT, United Kingdom; +44 (0) 81-313-3535. Fax: +44 (0) 81-468-7472.
Ford executive to address RMA
ARLINGTON, Va.-Norman F. Ehlers, vice president of facilities and non-production purchasing for Ford Automotive Operations, will speak on auto industry trends and what they mean for the rubber industry during the 79th Annual Rubber Manufacturers Association Meeting at the Ritz Carlton Hotel-Pentagon City in Arlington, Nov. 17.
In addition, R.W. ``Johnny'' Apple Jr., Washington bureau chief of the New York Times, will analyze the results of the November congressional elections.
The conference will commence at 8:30 a.m. with a short business meeting.
For more information, contact the RMA, 1400 K St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005; (202) 682-4800. Fax: (202) 682-4854.