Northwest dealer group elects officers
KENNEWICK, Wash.-The Northwest Tire Dealers Association elected officers and directors during its May membership meeting in Puyallup, Wash.
The following officers were selected: Roger Overbeck of Globe Tire Distributors in Ellensburg, Wash., president; Charlie Extine of Industrial Tire in Seattle, president-elect; Kelly Brown of Bob Brown Tire in Portland, Ore., vice president; Paul Williams of Pasco Tire Factory in Pasco, Wash., secretary/treasurer; and Warren Secord of Warren Secord Tire Factory in Kent, Wash., national director.
ASA approves Michigan affiliate
BEDFORD, Texas-The Automotive Service Association board of directors has approved ASA-Michigan as the 16th affiliate in the ASA organization.
``We look forward to working closely with the ASA members in Michigan,'' said Ron Pyle, ASA president and chief staff executive. ``From legislative efforts to member benefits, we anticipate a strong working relationship that will enhance the value of membership and advance the industry as a whole. Their commitment to this industry is apparent, and we look forward to actively supporting their efforts.''
ASA also announced that it has signed partnerships with the Automotive Service Councils of California and the Florida Automotive Trades Association.
Last year the ASA had asked its affiliate organizations to adopt the ASA name for their titles, as part of the Bedford-based group's strategic plan. Groups that wanted to maintain their established identities continue to have a relationship with ASA through partnership agreements.
Ala. dealers induct Hall of Famers
MILLBROOK, Ala.-The Alabama Tire Dealers Association (ATDA) surprised Executive Director Jeri McCafferty by inducting her and two other members into its Hall of Fame.
The group, meeting for its annual convention July 16-17 in Panama City, Fla., tapped Ms. McCafferty and retired tire dealers Robert Vick of Birmingham, Ala., and John Ferguson of Greensboro, Ala., as its Hall of Fame inductees.
Ms. McCafferty, who knew about the other two inductees, was not told she would also be inducted until the evening of the convention. ``It was a shock,'' she told Tire Business.
The association also awarded five $1,000 scholarships, and two of the recipients-Whitney Blackmon from McKinley Tire in Greenville, Ala., and John Brackett II from Radial Tire and Bandag in Jasper, Ala.-were present for the awards banquet.
Tom Dattilo, chairman and CEO of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., gave the keynote address at the ATDA's past presidents breakfast, speaking on government affairs, the Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation (TREAD) Act and the upcoming election and their ramifications on the tire industry. Larry Morgan, president of the Tire Industry Association, was on hand to speak about TIA and its upcoming training programs.
The ATDA also held a scholarship ``draw-down'' in which members bought tickets at $250 a piece, and the last ticket drawn from a raffle won $10,000, Ms. McCafferty said. Three winners split the prize and donated $2,500 to the ATDA scholarship foundation.
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