INDIANAPOLIS (June 14, 2004) — The Indiana Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association and the Illinois State Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association have merged into one—the Indiana/Illinois Tire Dealers Association (IITDA).
The new association's executive vice president continues to be John Buettner Sr., who has presided over the two separate organizations for the past three years. IITDA's new president is Mick Gilbert of Plymouth Tire & Service Center in Plymouth, Ind.
A combined board of directors will meet June 16 to finalize the merger and other details, according to Mr. Buettner. He said it made a lot of sense to combine the two associations, which have held joint conventions for the past 18 years.
IITDA's new address is 6920 Harriet Drive, Indianapolis, Ind., 46237. Phone: (888) 754-8372 and (317) 889-7807. Fax: (317) 889-7808.