Kindred-line Board member Tony Santy recognized for service

­Tony Santy stepped off the WANADA Board this year as its sole Kindred-line member for 18 years, after retiring earlier this year from 28 years as president of Chesapeake Petroleum.

“We remember Tony fondly for his many contributions to WANADA and its Washington area new car dealer membership, not the least of which included the face he gave to the WANADA Annual Open as its golf tournament chairman for 16 consecutive years,” said WANADA President John O’Donnell at the WANADA Annual Meeting.

“WANADA and its entire membership here assembled remember and appreciate Tony Santy for all he did for all of us year over year.”

In the past 28 years, under Tony Santy’s direction, Chesapeake sold lubricants, equipment, aftermarket and automotive products to over 700 car dealers in the Mid-Atlantic region.

“The best part of my job was getting out of the office to visit dealers,” Tony said. “They challenged me to look for new ideas, and beyond our business relationships, we became friends.”

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