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January 23, 2014

Brown speaks at 1-800EveryRim event

"Ken is a true dealer's president," said Billy Eordekian (center) about TIA President Ken Brown (left, also pictured with Clayton Drescher, SEMA's senior manager of councils).
 Ken is a true dealer s president,  said Billy Eordekian (center) about TIA President Ken Brown

Tire Industry Association (TIA) President Ken Brown opened the new year in Pico Rivera, Calif., where he was the keynote speaker at the second annual 1-800EveryRim.com–OEM Wheels "Happy New Year Luncheon."

Brown’s topic was “TIA Today, TIA Tomorrow,” which emphasized training. “The passionate dealers of California will drive their success,” he told the 62 attendees.

(Brown also is tire manager and owner of Alan Brown Tire Center Inc. in Newport, Ore. Alan Brown Tire is a Les Schwab member-dealer.)

With representatives from the California Tire Dealers Association (CTDA), the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Wheel & Tire Council, and TIA in attendance, 1-800EveryRim President Billy Eordekian stressed the importance of association membership and "associating.”

CTDA board member Ed King presented Eordekian with a plaque for his leadership and service as president of CTDA from 2010-2013. CTDA also was represented by Vice President Chris Barry, an Independent Tire Dealers Group LLC (ITDG) member.

The following companies also were represented  at the Jan. 16 event:

American Tire Distributors Inc.    Commercial Tire Co.

Continental Tire the Americas LLC    Daniels Tire Service Inc.

Freedom Tire Distributing    GITI Tire (USA) Ltd.

Globe Tire & Automotive    Golden West Tire & Service

Jewell Tire Co.    Kings Tire Wholesale

Kumho Tire U.S.A. Inc.    La Canada Tire

Leininger & Short Tire Service    Keystone Automotive Industries Inc./LKQ Corp.

Montebello Tire Pros    Parts & People magazine

Pep Boys-Manny, Moe & Jack    Performance Plus Tire & Automotive Superstore

Pirelli Tire LLC    Star Tire Center Inc.

Sullivan's Tire Pros & Auto Service    Tire Dealer's Warehouse

Turbo Wholesale Tires Inc.    Westcoast Tire & Service Inc.

Wheel Consultants Inc.    Wheel Deals Tire Center/Wheel Plus

A tour of the 1-800EverRim warehouse took place before the event.

For more information, visit www.1-800everyrim.com.

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