NCTDRA elects Evans president
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.-The North Carolina Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association elected Tim Evans of Evans Tire & Auto Center in Smithfield, N.C., president during the group's annual convention and trade show April 11-13 in North Myrtle Beach.
Mr. Evans replaced Charlie Kerns of Charlie Kerns Truck Retreading in Charlotte, N.C., who became immediate past president.
Other officers elected included Vice President Mike Wolfe of Southeastern Wholesale Tire in Raleigh, N.C., and Secretary-Treasurer John Allen of Hughes Brothers Inc. in Wilmington, N.C.
The convention drew 150 total attendees, NCTDRA Executive Vice President Bob Smith said.
They were treated to several seminars and a keynote address by Erik Olsen, vice president of sales for Michelin North America Inc.
Ohio dealers get new exec director
COLUMBUS, Ohio-Gordon M. Gough has been named executive director of the Ohio Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association, replacing Larry Stelzer.
The association's address and contact information remains the same: 50 W. Broad St., Suite 2020, Columbus, Ohio 43215 Phone: (614) 221-7950. Fax: (614) 221-7020.
In other association business, the group also will hold its annual convention and suppliers' showcase June 20-22 at the Lodge at Sawmill Creek Resort in Huron, Ohio. The gathering will include golf, an outing at the nearby Cedar Point amusement park and night at Norwalk Raceway.
Winners of OTDRA scholarships also will be announced at the convention. Applicants must be sponsored by a current member or employee of an OTDRA member and must send in an application by May 31.
For more information on any of these events, contact Mr. Gough.