Mont. TDA elects Seger president
BILLINGS, Mont.-The Montana Tire Dealers Association recently elected Bob Seger of Bakke Tire in Hamilton, Mont., as its new president.
Other new officers include: Kim Anderson of Montana Tire Distributors in Billings, first vice president; Greg Carlson of Lisac's Inc. in Butte, second vice president; John Tomkins of Tire Rama in Bozeman, secretary; and Jim Grover of Whalen Tire in Bozeman, treasurer.
New directors include: Ron Lyons of Whalen Tire in Butte; Tom Bonogofsky of L.P. Anderson Tire Factory in Billings; and Jeff Nelson of Automotive Specialties in Wolfpoint.
Fla. dealers plan July meeting
BOCA RATON, Fla.-The Florida Automotive Trades Association (FATA) will meet for its inaugural convention July 12-13 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Fla.
The group, formed when the Florida Independent Tire Dealers and Retreaders Association and the Automotive Service Association of Florida merged earlier this year, will host automotive consumer specialist Steve Ford, known as ``The Car Guy,'' as its keynote speaker. Industry seminars will focus on government relations issues and automotive marketing.
``This convention will be the largest gathering of Florida's tire and automotive service decision makers,'' said FATA President John Tidwell. ``With the new association, we feel that all of our members will be able to benefit from attending this convention by offering new products and services at the trade show, bringing together old and new friends and educating members through industry seminars.''
For more information, contact Executive Director Jill Mondo at (800) 434-8372.
Group establishes hall of fame
KANSAS CITY, Mo.-The Missouri Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association has established a hall of fame and is accepting nominations.
Criteria for nominees, who will be inducted during the group's August convention, include: sustained business success, growth, uniqueness or concept innovation; community involvement; historical accomplishments; and industry involvement.
The deadline for entries is July 15. Nominations can be submitted to: MTDRA, RR3 Box 1579, Sunrise Beach, Mo. 65079. Fax: (573) 374-2367. E-mail: [email protected]