ITE will host tire dealer panel discussions

Aug. 21, 2003

Successful tire dealers will share their secrets during two panel discussions at the International Tire Expo in Las Vegas, Nev., this November.

Participants on Tuesday, Nov. 4, include Tom White, Tire Source, Akron, Ohio; Jim Pangle, Fountain Tire, Edmonton, Alberta; Don Dobbs, Dobbs Tire & Auto Centers, High Ridge, Mo.; Brett Matschke, Richlonn's Tire & Service Centers, Greendale, Wis.; Steve Craven, Craven Tire & Auto, Fairfax, Va.; and Gary Wright, Nebraskaland-Kansasland Tire, Lexington, Neb.

Participants on Wednesday, Nov. 5, include Nick Hodel, Northwest Tire Factory, Portland, Ore.; Paul Weaver, Southern Indiana Tire Co., Princeton, Ind.; Tony Vetter, Northwest Tire, Bismarck, N.D.; Tim Seehusen, Hopkins Firestone, Hopkins, Minn.; Barry Steinberg, Direct Tire, Watertown, Mass.; and Mel Dobrin, Buther Tire Co., Marietta, Ga.

"Every tire dealer has questions about some areas or parts of the business," says Don Olson, who will moderate the discussions. "Here is the opportunity to ask questions and get some answers."

Sessions will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center.