Mid Atlantic exec Strawser resigns
WILLOW STREET, Pa.-John Strawser, former executive secretary and president of the Mid Atlantic Retreaders Association, resigned his post June 1 to pursue other interests. A replacement has not yet been named.
Mr. Strawser served the association as an officer for the past 20 years, most of which as executive secretary. He said he resigned his post to ``slow down the pace'' of his life before he retires as general manager of Rhoadstar Retreading and Centers Inc. in Quarryville, Pa.
Va. group taps Waugh president
MIDLOTHIAN, Va.-The Virginia Tire and Automotive Service Dealers Association selected Tony Waugh of Myers Tire Supply in Richmond, Va., to lead the group as president during its recent meeting in Charlottesville, Va.
David Inscoe of University Tire & Auto in Charlottesville was tapped as president elect, and Don Schultz of Hanover Tire in Richmond was elected secretary/treasurer.
The VTASDA also presented its Distinguished Member Award to Tommy Harris of Harris Tire Co. in Lynchburg, Va.
Texas TDA picks supplier of year
FORT WORTH, Texas-The Texas Tire Dealers Association named Gray's Wholesale Tire Co. its 2001 Supplier of the Year during a recent awards banquet in Dallas.
Gray's Wholesale operates three warehouses in Texas and Oklahoma employing 57 people. The firm distributes four major tire brands, five associate and private labels, five medium truck radial lines and two agricultural tire lines.
``Gray's has been very supportive of TTDA in our efforts to make a difference in the tire industry,'' said TTDA President Bill Sodolak. ``They have supported our conventions, our exhibitions and worked hard to encourage membership. In short, Gray's has been a leader in TTDA as well as the tire industry.''
Ga. Dealers elect Sexton president
LILBURN, Ga.-The Georgia Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association recently met and elected Tony Sexton of Toby Sexton Tire Co. in Loganville, Ga., president of the group.
At its annual meeting, April 29, the GTDRA also tapped the following officers: Bill Duckworth Jr. of Bill Duckworth Tire Co. in Brunswick, Ga., first vice president; Kim Willis of Willis Tire & Auto in Griffin, Ga., second vice president; and Bob Rogers of Mableton Car Care Center in Mableton, Ga., secretary/treasurer.
The group also has relocated. Its new mailing address is P.O. Box 339, Lilburn, Ga., 30048-0339. Phone: (770) 935-7451, (800) 252-6282. Fax: (770) 935-7357.