PICO RIVERA, Calif. — David Martin, newly named president of the Tire Industry Association, and Greg Parker, chairman of Wegmann Automotive USA Inc., and chairman of the Specialty Equipment Market Association Wheel & Tire Council, will be the featured speakers at the California Tire Dealers Association (CTDA) event Jan. 17.
The annual New Year Luncheon will be held at the Dal Rae Restaurant in Pico Rivera.
Chris Barry of Independent Tire Dealer Group L.L.C. will serve as master of ceremonies.
Gold sponsors include Federated Mutual Insurance Co., Yokohama Tire Corp., Lakin Tire and 1-800EveryRim, while silver sponsors include ATV American Tire Depot and Net Driven.
Billy Eordekian of 1-800EveryRim - OEM Wheels, also a CTDA board member, said the best of the event is the pre-luncheon social period. "I call it socially networking the old-fashioned way."
The event is free to tire and wheel related industry vendors and dealers. Those interested in attending, sponsoring or providing door prizes should contact Mr. Eordekian via email at [email protected].