DRAYTON, Ontario — The Tire Dealers Association of Canada (TDAC) has selected Richard Bender of Tire Discounter Group Inc. to be its president, succeeding Eric Gilbert of Ericway Tire Inc.
Mr. Bender, vice president business operations for Orangeville, Ontario-based Tire Discounter Group, will lead the group through its next national trade show and expo, scheduled for Toronto in September 2018.
The TDAC president normally serves for five years, Mr. Bender said.
Mr. Bender's career spans nearly 50 years, including the last 11 with Tire Discounter Group.
The TDAC is a collaborative of more than 2,300 independent tire dealers and retreaders in Canada.
The group's primary mandate is maintaining a strong liaison with provincial tire associations across Canada — Atlantic Tire Dealers Association; Association of Tire Specialists & Mechanics of Québec; Ontario Tire Dealers Association; and Western Dealers Association of Canada.