Mid-America group raises money
TOPEKA, Kan.-The Mid-America Tire Dealers Association recently elected new officers, including its president, Mike Garrett of Garrett Tires & Treads in Grand Island, Neb.
The officers include: Mike Thompson of Thompson's OK Tire in Beloit, Kan., vice president; Don Nebelsick of Don's Tire & Auto in Abilene, Kan., treasurer; and Cecil Cox of Cecil and Son's in Sapulpa, Okla., secretary.
The group also recently held a golf tournament that raised $3,900 for its scholarship fund and created a new logo to represent the change of adding dealers from Oklahoma to its membership rolls.
In the past, the group has awarded six scholarships of $500 each to students who will attend a tech school or a university. The funds raised from the golf outing at the Rolling Meadows Golf Club in Milford, Kan., will be presented to students in 2002.
The new MATDA logo went into effect in June.
SEMA taps board chairman, v.p.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif.-Nate Shelton of K&N Engineering was named the Specialty Equipment Market Association's board chairman, replacing the immediate past chairman, Charlie Van Cleve of Hedman Manufacturing.
Mr. Shelton will serve in his SEMA role for a two-year term. An active leader with SEMA for many years, he spent the last two years as chairman-elect of the 4,600-member trade association based in Diamond Bar.
His priorities include expansion of SEMA's programs and influences in overseas markets, the increased involvement of SEMA board members with other SEMA member companies, and continued development of the annual SEMA Show-held late each fall in Las Vegas in conjunction with the International Tire Expo-as well as its auxiliary shows held throughout the year.
Peter MacGillivray has joined SEMA as vice president of sales and marketing, said Charles R. Blum, SEMA president.
Mr. MacGillivray will be responsible for all SEMA membership services, the activities of its councils and committees, as well as its sales and marketing programs, Mr. Blum said.