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TIA, WTC Leaders Featured at Annual New Year Luncheon

By SEMA Editors

Billy Eordekian
(L–R):CTDA board member Billy Eordekian of 1-800EveryRim – OEM Wheels with TIA President David Martin of ATD.

Tire Industry Association (TIA) President David Martin of American Tire Distributors (ATD) and SEMA Wheel & Tire Council (WTC) Chairman Greg Parker of Wegmann Automotive will be featured speakers at the California Tire Dealers Association (CTDA)/1-800EveryRim - OEM Wheels annual New Year Luncheon, January 17, at The Dal Rae Restaurant in Pico Rivera, California. 

Greg Parker
SEMA WTC Chairman Greg Parker of Wegmann Automotive.

CTDA President Chris Barry of The Independent Tire Dealer Group (ITDG) will be the Master of Ceremonies. Gold sponsors to date are Federated Insurance, Yokohama, Lakin Tire, Pirelli and 1-800EveryRim, along with Silver Sponsors ATV American Tire Depot and Net Driven.

“With all due respect to our important speakers, the best part of our event is the pre-luncheon social period, including refreshments and appetizers. I call it socially networking the old-fashioned way,” said CTDA board member and event underwriter Billy Eordekian of 1-800EveryRim - OEM Wheels.

The event is free to tire- and wheel-related industry vendors and dealers. Those interested in attending, sponsoring or providing door prizes should contact Eordekian at