IRWINDALE, Calif. — Chris Barry of the Independent Tire Dealers Group (ITDG) has been elected president of the California Tire Dealers Association (CTDA).
Barry replaces Bill Eordekian, president of 1-800EveryRim OEM Wheels.
The change in leadership was completed during a recent meeting at Turbo Wholesale Tires in Irwindale.
Barry said he is "pleased to have this opportunity," as president, and said the group "will continue to grow this association through relationships and programs for our membership. I look forward to seeing California's tire dealers and other tire industry members at a CTDA event in 2023, and am always available to assist those who have any questions about CTDA."
Turbo, Federated Insurance and 1-800EveryRim OEM Wheels hosted the area meeting, which featured presentations by Falken Tire, Federated, RoboTire and TireTutor.
The CTDA represents more than 150 independent tire dealers, wholesale tire distributors and vendors statewide. It will hold its annual New Year Luncheon Jan. 26 at Geezers Restaurant in Santa Fe Springs.
Tire Industry Association (TIA) CEO Dick Gust and Steve Swanson, national sales manager for Carlstar Group P.L.C. and a Select Committee member of the SEMA Wheel & Tire Council, will speak at the event.