The Purcell Tire & Rubber Co. board of directors just received a major makeover.
First, the board hired Roger Lucas, senior vice president of Tire Centers LLC, as CEO. He also will become a board member when he officially joins the company on May 1, 2014.
Then President Dennis Flynn was added to the board, not only as a member, but also as vice-chairman.
Finally, former Bridgestone Americas Inc. and Bandag Inc. executive John McErlane was added to the board. McErlane retired from Bridgestone in 2013 as president of company-owned store operations.
For more on the hiring of Lucas, check out "Purcell Tire hires Lucas to take over as CEO."
Bob Ulrich was named Modern Tire Dealer editor in August 2000. He joined the magazine in 1985 as assistant editor, and has been responsible for gathering statistical information for MTD's "Facts Issue" since 1993.