Tenn./Ky. groups to meet June 13-15
MANCHESTER, Tenn.-The Tennessee/ Kentucky Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association will hold its annual convention June 13-15 at the Executive Inn West in Louisville, Ky.
The event will feature speeches by leaders of the International Tire & Rubber Association and the Tire Association of North America including Tom Raben, ITRA president; Kevin Rohlwing, ITRA training director; Marvin Bozarth, retired executive director; Steve Disney, TANA president; and Ross Kogel, TANA executive vice president.
They will discuss issues related to the Transportation Recall Efficiency, Accountability and Documentation (TREAD) Act and government testing of tires and retreads, according to the Tennessee/Kentucky group's executive director, Shaw Jared.
Steven Deekkreuk, a motivational speaker, will deliver the keynote address. A golf outing, scholarship banquet, group outing to Churchill Downs racetrack as well as board and general meetings also are slated for the weekend. For more information, contact Mr. Jared at (888) 256-5660.
New England TSA to honor Lesieur
ELIOT, Maine-Roland Lesieur, treasurer and co-owner of Nashua, N.H.-based Maynard & Lesieur Inc., will receive the annual President's Award when the New England Tire and Service Association meets for its annual convention in June.
The award honors those who have given outstanding service to the tire industry, according to Executive Director John Whiting-Grant.
The convention, June 1-3 at the Sturbridge Host Hotel in Sturbridge, Mass., also will feature keynote speeches by Steve Disney, president of the Tire Association of North America, and TANA Executive Vice President Ross Kogel, regarding tire market changes and the merger of TANA and the International Tire & Rubber Association. Snap-On Tools also will present a seminar on ``Automotive Service Management and Marketing Concepts.''
For more information, contact Mr. Whiting-Grant at (866) 847-3763.
Ohio group to host TBC's Paulson
COLUMBUS, Ohio-Gary Paulson, vice president of sales for TBC Corp., will speak at the Ohio Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association's annual convention and suppliers' showcase, June 20-23 at the Hyatt on Capitol Square in Columbus.
Mr. Paulson's topic will be consumer ``flight to quality'' and industry consolidation. Other activities include the annual business meeting, golf and an evening at Scioto Downs Harness Horse Race Track. For more information, contact Executive Director Larry Stelzer at (614) 221-7833.