Bob Redinger’s year-long run as president of the Trillium Automobile Dealers Association (TADA) in Ontario ends Tuesday at the association's AGM, as fellow Honda dealer Larry Lantz moves into the job.
Redinger’s next role for the association will be to serve as president of the 2018 Canadian International AutoShow. It also is a year-long commitment.
“During the past couple of years, I’ve visited auto shows in Paris, Los Angeles, Detroit, Montreal, and the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas,” Redinger wrote in his final column for the Toronto Star on April 8. “I’m looking forward to bringing my perspective and ideas to next year’s auto show.”
Redinger will look to sustain the momentum the show has been building over the last two years.
The 2017 Canadian International AutoShow set a new attendance record, organizers say, as 339,590 people passed through the Metro Toronto Convention Centre between Feb. 17 and 26, beating the 2016 record of 320,000 visitors.
Lantz is president of Hanover Honda in Hanover, Ont. TADA represents more than 1,000 new-vehicle dealerships in Ontario.