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In recognition of his achievement, Towery will be receiving a $9,000 donation from Modern Tire Dealer for Necole’s Place in Louisville, a subsidiary of Women’s Choice, a pro-life organization that helps educate women on how to take care of themselves and their babies.

Towery was selected by the following independent judges:

Saul Ludwig, long-time author of MTD’s “Ludwig Report” column and a managing director with KeyBank Capital Markets Inc. in Cleveland, Ohio. Dick Morgan, president of Morgan Marketing Solutions in Dallas, Texas.
Barry Steinberg, our first Tire Dealer of the Year in 1993 and president of Direct Tire & Auto Service based in Watertown, Mass. Bill Williams, Tire Dealer of the Year in 2006 and CEO of Jack Williams Tire Co. based in Moosic, Pa.
Tom Gegax, founder of Gegax Management Systems of Minneapolis, Minn., and author of a best-selling business management book. He was our 1998 award winner and is a frequent contributor to our Business Insight column.



The following is a list of past Tire Dealer of the Year award winners.


1993 - Barry Steinberg, Direct Tire & Auto Service
1994 - Jerry Bauer, Bauer Built Inc.
1995 - Tony Troilo, Rosson & Troilo Motor Co.
1996 - David Stringer, Stringer Tire Co.
1997 - Walt Dealtrey Sr., Service Tire Truck Centers
1998 - Tom Gegax, Team Tires Plus Ltd.
1999 - Raynal Pearson, Pearson Tire Co.
2000 - Les Schwab, Les Schwab Tire Centers
2001 - Larry Morgan, Morgan Tire & Auto Inc.
2002 - Tim Raben, Raben Tire Co.
2003 - John Marshall, Grismer Tire Co. Inc.
2004 - Bob and Juanita Purcell, Purcell Tire & Rubber Co.
2005 - Paul Zurcher, Zurcher Tire Inc.
2006 - Bill Williams, Jack Williams Tire Co.
2007 - Charlie Creighton, Colony Tire Corp.

Modern Tire Dealer would like to thank Ken Towery's AutoCare SuperCenter’s suppliers who have run congratulatory ads in this section and have helped make possible the generous donation that was made to the charity in Ken Towery’s name.

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