BARBERTON, Ohio—The Ohio Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association has chosen the Ohio Council of Retail Merchants to manage the association upon the retirement of longtime Executive Director Bill Floyd in July. The council has served as the OTDRA's lobbyist since 1977 and manages seven other associations. Larry Stelzer, the council's assistant general counsel, will serve as the OTDRA's new executive director.
Mr. Floyd has served as the OTDRA's administrator—first on a part-time basis and later full time—since its founding in 1967. He said he plans to continue serving the OTDRA after its July annual convention as an advisor/field representative.