Donald Elstad, former North Central Tire Dealers & Suppliers Association president, became executive director. Marvin Bruce retired as CEO of TBC Corp., remains chairman; was inducted into Tire Industry Hall of Fame.
John Fiedler resigned as Goodyear's executive vice president for North American tires; became Borg-Warner Automotive Inc. president.
Allen C. Gordy, former Goodyear dealer in Mississippi, became president of Allied Tire Sales.
David Cobb, former Jim Martin Tire Co. president, joined Action/Gator Tire Stores Inc. as vice president/CFO.
Northwest Tire & Service Inc. owner James Faught became NTDRA president, replacing Art Lutz of Art Lutz Tire.
Michael Berra of Community Tire Co. was re-elected president of the American Retreaders' Association.
Former executive director of Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. Akio Oyamada was named senior executive vice president and COO of Dunlop Tire Corp.
Len Lewin, former vice president of sales for Michelin Americas Small Tires, joined American Car Care Centers as president and CEO.
Dyneer Corp. former employees, including chief financial officer and vice president of sales and marketing Eddie Bentley III, formed Dynatex Tire Resources Ltd., a Knoxville, Tenn.-based private brand marketer of specialty tires.
Olin Mott, of Olin Mott Tire Co., received the Child Advocate of the Year Award, from Wendy's International Inc.
The late Lawrence P. Anderson, of Miles City, Mont., received TIRE BUSINESS' first ``Tire Dealer Humanitarian Award.''
Matthew Bentz, a Fletcher's Cobre Tire service manager, was named NTDRA/ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician of the Year.
Kelly Springfield Tire Co. celebrated its 100th year.
Durand, Wis.-based Bauer Built Inc. turned 50.
Denman Tire Corp. celebrated its 75th anniversary.
Herschel S. Davis, 93, founder of Davis Rubber Co.
Tom Stilley, 65, former executive director of the California Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association-South.
William B. Whitney, 67, former editor of Tire Review. , 92, founder of TBC Corp., Advance Stores Co. Inc. and Alliance Tire and Rubber Co., 78, founding member of the Western Canadian Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association.
William S. ``Pete'' Cahill, 88, founder of Cahill Manufacturing and inventor of retreading's first spray cementer.
Russell Lehman, 79, past president of NTDRA (1971-72).
Dan Grimshaw, 68, past president of NTDRA (1968-69).
James H. King, 64, treasurer of the Missouri Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association.
Fred C. Luce, 61, past president of the Maine Tire Dealers Association.
A. Nevel Proctor, 71, non-executive chairman of the board of Dunlop Tire Corp.
John W. Cross, 84, inaugural president of the North Carolina Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association.
Raymond C. Firestone, 86, son of Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. founder, Harvey S. Firestone Sr., (chairman from 1966-76).
Robert L. ``Bud'' Yaple, 71, former vice president of Ben Tire Distributors in Toledo, Ill., and past executive vice president of sales for TBC.
Gilbert ``Sam'' Bauer, 75, co-founder of Bauer Built Inc.