ANAHEIM, Calif.-The California Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association-South has changed its moniker to ``Southern California Tire Dealers, Retreaders & Automotive Services Association.'' Members currently are voting by mail on a new logo featuring a bear, the state symbol. SCTDRASA Executive Director Ed Cohn said the new name, adopted at the start of the year, better reflects the businesses of the membership, which often conduct as much automotive service as tire sales.
The association also has organized its fourth chapter, the Greater San Fernando Valley Chapter, which drew 20 people to its first meeting on April 4.
The new chapter plans to elect officers at its next meeting in June.
Brantley takes SCTDRA HELM
IRMO, S.C.-The South Carolina Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association installed Herb Brantley of Guardian Tire & Service, Columbia, president during its annual convention, April 20-23 in Myrtle Beach.
The SCTDRA also elected LeGrande Fender of LeGrande Fender Inc., St. George, president-elect; Danny Lyell of Lugoff Discount Tire, Lugoff, vice president; and John Davis of Pope-Davis Tire Co., Columbia, secretary/treasurer.
The association has slated its mini convention for Nov. 2-5 at the Hilton Hotel on Hilton Head Island.
TTDRA taps Hughes president
AUSTIN, Texas-The Texas Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association elected Tim Hughes of Superior Tire & Service, Orange, president and bestowed several association awards during its annual convention, March 21-22, in Fort Worth.
Other officers installed during the convention included: Ricky Ivey of Pueblo Tire Co., McAllen, president-elect; Donald Williams of Williams Tire Store, Coleman, vice president; Eddie Campbell of Royal Tire & Brake Co., Wichita Falls, secretary; and Rick Pilger of Ed Pilger's Tire & Auto Center, College Station, treasurer.
The TTDRA also presented several awards to its members, including:
The Contribution to Industry Award to Marshall Hamilton of Hamilton Tire, Mineral Wells, for his support of the tire industry on the local, statewide and national levels;
The Leadership Award to Kim Harris of Tire Town, Waxahachie, for her work in the chapter outreach program;
The Ambassador Award, considered the association's highest award, to outgoing TTDRA President Bonnie Moreland Jr. of Golden Star Tire, Texarkana, for his devotion of time and service to the association;
The Fellowship Award to Trifana Argue of ORRCO Distributing, Grand Prairie, for her committee work and contributions in planning the convention; and
The Community Service Award to Bruce Wilson of Tire City, Texarkana, for leadership and service to his community.
Fla. show to host exec. forum
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla.-Attendees of the Florida Independent Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association convention, May 25-27, will have an opportunity to pose questions to a panel of tire company executives.
The convention at the Orlando Stouffer Resort Hotel will feature a question-and-answer forum with vice presidents from four major tire makers: Barry Downs of Michelin Americas Small Tires; Al Eastwood of Goodyear; John Gamauf of Bridgestone/Firestone Inc.; and Richard Gibbons of Kelly-Springfield Tire Co.
Paul Driggers, bureau chief of Florida's motor vehicle repair division, will address the general session on the implications of the state motor vehicle repair act and discuss registrations, enforcement activities and education efforts.
For more information, contact the FITDRA, 407 Whooping Loop, Suite 1647, Altamonte Springs, Fla. 32701; (407) 332-6888.