Ohio Tire Dealers Announce New Officers, Donations
The Ohio Tire & Automotive Association (OTAA) named new officers and made two important donations during its annual golf outing, which took place this week near Columbus, Ohio.
The OTAA donated $1,500 to the Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation, a non-profit that helps members of the automotive aftermarket who are struggling due to illness or other problems. Chuck McCourt, president of Base USA Corp. (Accu-Turn), accepted the check on the group's behalf.
"We also made a $1,500 contribution to Maria's Message, a foundation that seeks to raise awareness around the epidemic of distracted driving," says Alex Boehnke, OTAA's legislative director. Sportscaster Dom Tiberi accepted the donation on behalf of the foundation, which he created "after losing his daughter to distracted driving."
The association's new officers are Jeff Wallick of Delphos, Ohio-based K&M Tire Inc. (president); Jon Boyd of Boyd's Tire (vice president); Jamie Ward, president and CEO of Cincinnati, Ohio-based Tire Discounters Inc. (second vice president); and John Casey of Flynn's Tire & Auto Service (treasurer.)
More than 125 people participated in the event.