MAYAGUEZ, Puerto Rico-Asonago, the Asociacion Nacional de Gomeros-a national association established in Puerto Rico in 1994 to promote and improve the business of new- and used-tire dealerships-recently elected Juan R. Perez president. He is a partner in Used Tire International Inc., based in Deerfield Beach, Fla., with offices in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.
The group also installed Milton Ramos, Milton Tire Center, Ponce, Puerto Rico, vice president; William Luna Jr., W*&*T Distributors, Comerio, secretary; and Alejandro Berenguer, Berenguer Tire Center, Ponce, treasurer.
Howard Levy, president of Used Tire International and a founder of Asonago, said the association grew, in part, from the ongoing battle in Puerto Rico to legislate fair laws concerning the import and export of new and used tires.
Asonago, with 52 members from Puerto Rico's 78 cities, recently produced its first newsletter in Spanish, has medical and legal plans available, and has expanded its membership to include importers, wholesalers, retailers and repair technicians.