Richard Bender has been appointed president of the Tire Dealers Association of Canada. He replaces Eric Gilbert of Ericway Tire Inc.
Bender has enjoyed a long career of some 50 years within the Canadian tire industry. His current position is vice president of business operations for Tire Discounter Group Inc.
"We look forward to working with him on a number of various issues which directly impact our industry," says Bob Bignell, executive director of TDAC.
TDAC’s primary mandate is maintaining a strong liaison with provincial tire associations across Canada. The association recently announced it will be hosting a national trade show and convention in Toronto during September 2018.