ST. LOUIS (Sept. 25, 2006) — The Missouri Tire Industry Association (MTIA) elected Dennis Flynn of Purcell Tire Co. as its president, replacing Bob Kotan of Tire Centers L.L.C., at its recent annual convention in St. Louis.
Other new officers are Jack Williams of Dobbs Tire & Auto Centers in High Ridge, Mo., president-elect, and Max Waddington of Shore Tire Co. in Lenexa, Kan., secretary. All will serve two-year terms.
Other highlights of the gathering included a presentation on industry trends by Bob Malerba, president of the Tire Industry Association (TIA), and the induction of Don Dobbs of Dobbs Tire into the MTIA Hall of Fame. Jon Rich, Goodyear North American Tire president, was on hand for Mr. Dobbs' induction and gave him a framed Chicago Bulls jersey autographed by Michael Jordan during the awards dinner.