IRWINDALE, Calif. — Billy Eordekian of 1-800EveryRim-OEM Wheels was named president for a second term and Chris Barry of the Independent Tire Dealers Group (ITDG) was named past president at the California Tire Dealers Association (CTDA) meeting, held April 25 at Turbo Wholesale Tires.
Paul Arellano of Lakin Tire remains the CTDA vice president, while Daniel "Al" Martinez of National Tire Warehouse becomes the secretary/treasurer.
The other members of the board include Doug Andersen (George Oren Tire Specialist); Honorary Member Dave Coffman (Larry's Tire Mart); Bill Fuqua (Turbo Wholesale Tires); Jay Goldberg (Jewel Tire); Hub Gurnari (South Valley Wholesale); Richard Howard (Bruce's Tire); Robert Huebert (Lee's Service); Vahe' Michaelian (1-800EveryRim-OEM Wheels); George Pehanick (East Bay Tire); Dave Redfern (Affordable Turf & Specialty Tire); Eric Rivera (Tires Warehouse); John Sanford (Sanford Firestone); Bill Short (Leininger & Short); and Don Zavattero (Tech Supply).
Mr. Eordekian thanked members "for the faith placed in me."
"As always, a large focus will be to keep an eye out for adverse legislation in Sacramento," he said, explaining the association's role in fighting increased tire recycling fees, major issues with illegal dumping of tires in California and finding and training qualified workers.
The evening included presentations by Lizeo Americas ("Improve Your Bottom Line With Tire Price Benchmarking") and Federated Insurance ("Insurance Market Updates and Tips").
Area meeting sponsors include 1-800EveryRim-OEM Wheels; Myers Tire Supply; NAPA Auto Parts; and Pirelli.