TADA's Presidents keep a close eye on Auto Industry trends and political environment changes.
In their editorials they share their perspective and opinions for both general public and dealer to consider.
Doug Sullivan - 2015-2016
TADA PRESIDENT SIGNS OFF AFTER SUCCESSFUL YEAR
This is my last Toronto Star Wheels column as President of the Trillium Automobile Dealers Association (TADA). It’s been an honour and a privilege serving and representing our 1,100 member dealers across Ontario.
Serving as President has given me an opportunity to meet many industry colleagues and to connect with Wheels readers. It’s also opened my eyes to the countless ways that our association works on behalf of dealers and consumers throughout the province. Here are some Highlights
WE’RE IN THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE AUTOMOBILE
This is my second last Toronto Star Wheels column as president of the Trillium Automobile Dealers Association (TADA) and I want to weigh in on some of the developments occurring in the automobile industry.
It could be argued that we are living in a golden age of the automobile, based on the incredible advancements in auto technology, design, performance and safety. Today, car shoppers are faced with a diverse array of options — dozens of brands and hundreds of models and the parity among brands has never been higher.
WEBSITES REFLECT A NEW AGE OF RETAILING
In February, our Ford dealership launched a new website, which includes an array of new features, functions and branding elements.
Our updated website got me thinking about how far dealership websites have come in the last 20 years. In the mid-1990s, with the advent of the Internet, most websites were little more than glorified brochures with static images and no interactive capabilities.
Bob Verwey - 2014-2015
A year of columns - and reader responses - in review
Since this is my second last Wheels column as President of the Trillium Automobile Dealers Association (TADA), I wanted to reflect on some of the topics that I've written about - particularly topics that generated strong reader responses.
Students display their passion for all things automotive
Last week, I had the privilege of attending the Students Awards Night at Centennial College in Toronto. This was a two-day event, where students and teaching staff celebrated the achievements and successes of its students and thanked donors for their generosity.
How airplane technology has influenced automobiles
My curiosity about automobile technology goes back to when I was apprenticing to become an automotive technician. I would ask teachers and instructors where the latest technologies came from, and they'd often reply, "the aviation industry."
Frank Romeo - 2012-2013
Automobile accidents happen and they don’t always happen to someone else. When they do happen, it’s reasonable to experience feelings of shock, anger, fear and confusion. This can lead to a great deal of stress for some people.
Auto tech students shine spotlight on automotive careers
For the past 11 years, automotive tech students from high schools in and around Toronto have tested their knowledge and mechanical skills in a competition at the Canadian International AutoShow.
The students compete for prizes, scholarships, tools and the opportunity to represent their schools and the Trillium Automobile Dealers Association (TADA) at the National Automotive Technology Competition at the New York International AutoShow in April.
The most highly anticipated automotive event of the year is the Canadian International AutoShow, presented by AutoTRADER.ca, and held each February at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
Sandy Liguori - 2011-2012
Joel Cohen - 2010-2011