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Welcome to the Club, John Snider, 2010 Dealer of the Year

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Welcome to the Club, John Snider, 2010 Dealer of the Year

John Snider is Modern Tire Dealer’s 18th Tire Dealer of the Year. In recognition of this achievement, MTD will donate $1,000 and a percentage of congratulatory ad revenue in Snider’s name to the Greensboro, N.C., chapter of The Salvation Army.

Snider was selected by a panel of independent judges. They include Saul Ludwig, author of MTD’s monthly “Ludwig Report” and managing director at Cleveland, Ohio-based Northcoast Research Holdings LLC; Barry Steinberg, president of Watertown, Mass.-based Direct Tire & Auto Service and MTD’s first Tire Dealer of the Year award winner in 1993; Bill Williams, CEO of Moosic, Pa.-based Jack Williams Tire Co. and MTD’s 2006 Tire Dealer of the Year; Tom Gegax, founder of Minneapolis, Minn.-based Gegax Management Systems and MTD’sTire Dealer of the Year in 1998; and Dick Morgan, president of Morgan Marketing Solutions in Dallas, Texas.

Past Tire Dealer of the Year award winners include Bill Ziegler, Ziegler Tire & Supply Co. (2009); Ken Towery, Ken Towery’s AutoCare SuperCenter (2008); Charlie Creighton, Colony Tire Corp. (2007); Paul Zurcher, Zurcher Tire Inc. (2005); Bob and Juanita Purcell, Purcell Tire & Rubber Co. (2004); John Marshall, Grismer Tire Co. Inc. (2003); Tom Raben, Raben Tire Co. (2002); and Larry Morgan, Morgan Tire & Auto Inc. (2001).

The late Les Schwab, founder of Les Schwab Tire Centers, was our Tire Dealer of the Year in 2000. He was preceded by Raynal Pearson, Pearson Tire Co. (1999); the late Walt Dealtrey Sr., Service Tire Truck Centers (1997); David Stringer, Stringer Tire Co. (1996); Tony Troilo, Rosson & Troilo Motor Co. (1995); and Jerry Bauer, Bauer Built Inc. (1994).

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.
2008 - Ken Towery, Ken Towery's AutoCare SuperCenter.
2009 - Bill Ziegler, Ziegler Tire & Supply Co.

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