California Tire Dealers Association (CTDA) Introduces New Board of Directors
At their April 25 Area Meeting at Turbo Wholesale Tires in Irwindale, the California Tire Dealers Association (CTDA) introduced their new Board of Directors. Billy Eordekian, President of 1-800EveryRim-OEM Wheels will serve as the CTDA President, and Chris Barry of the Independent Tire Dealer Group (ITDG) becomes the association’s Past President. Paul Arellano, with Lakin Tire, remains the CTDA Vice President, and Daniel “Al” Martinez of National Tire Warehouse steps into the role of Secretary/Treasurer.
The remainder of the Board includes 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).
During the announcement of the new Board of Directors and Officers, Eordekian stated, "Thank you all for the faith placed in me to serve my second term as President. As always, a large focus will be to keep an eye out for adverse legislation in Sacramento." He went on to explain the association’s important role in fighting increased tire recycling fees, major issues with illegal dumping of tires in California, and finding and training qualified workers.
Sponsors of the Area Meeting included 1-800EveryRim-OEM Wheels, Myers Tire Supply, NAPA Auto Parts, and Pirelli. The evening event included presentations by Lizeo Americas (“Improve Your Bottom Line With Tire Price Benchmarking”) and Federated Insurance (“Insurance Market Updates and Tips”).
The California Tire Dealers Association’s mission statement is, “While protecting and promoting the well-being of the California tire industry by providing a unified voice before state, county and local legislators and regulators, the California Tire Dealers Association provides benefits and a platform for members to interact in a meaningful way.”