La. assn. taps executive director
BROUSSARD, La.-The Louisiana Independent Tire Dealers Association (LITDA) has named Mary M. Sliman as its executive director.
Ms. Sliman has participated in the organization and the board of directors for the past year, serving as the communications chairperson. She began working for Chabill's Tire Service as an administrative assistant shortly after her high school graduation in 1998. After graduation from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, she took a position as the marketing and merchandising coordinator for Chabill's, the position she currently holds.
Ms. Sliman also holds a master of business administration degree from the same university.
``Mary's input has been extremely beneficial to the LITDA for the past couple of years,'' said Rick Lambert, LITDA's search committee chairperson. ``Her enthusiasm and fresh ideas were needed to help move our organization forward.''
Leno to perform at SEMA banquet
DIAMOND BAR, Calif.-``Tonight Show'' host Jay Leno will perform at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Industry Awards Banquet, Nov. 3 at the Las Vegas Hilton Center.
Mr. Leno, an avid car collector, has exhibited his own cars at the SEMA trade show in the past, the association said. His performance will cap off the awards banquet. Tickets for general attendees are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The banquet honors inductees to the SEMA Hall of Fame, New Products award winners and the SEMA Person of the Year. About 3,000 people are expected to attend.
Heavy Duty week coming to Vegas
BETHESDA, Md.-The first-ever Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week will be held Jan. 23-27 at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
A joint operating committee comprising several heavy duty associations and organizations has established the event, which will feature a trade show, training, educational and social functions and business meetings.
Joint operating committee members include: Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association; Heavy Duty Distribution Association; National Wheel & Rim Association; Service Specialists Association; and Fleet Pride.