Dealer Strategic Planning Inc. (DSP) has added Dennis McCarron, a former Bridgestone retail store manager and employee trainer, to its staff. DSP now serves store owners representing nearly 375 retail outlets.
With the addition of McCarron, DSP facilitators bring 148 years of tire industry experience to 20 group members who are looking for ways to increase profits.
McCarron’s experience includes eight years managing retail stores for Bridgestone and 10 years as a national management instructor for Bridgestone’s retail operations. He helped create and implement the ongoing developmental training of 2,200 store managers. McCarron will bring additional expertise in the human resource and training area, according to DSP.
“Dennis will bring another dimension of leadership training to make our powerful team even stronger,” says Norm Gaither, DSP owner. “His credentials align very well with the marketing, operations and financial expertise already on staff. We are anxious to introduce Dennis to our customers at our upcoming cycle of meetings.”
DSP offers tire and automotive service dealers the opportunity to share best practices, benchmark against the industry and improve financial performance through groups of up to 20 dealers. “Over the last few years, Norm and I would meet at industry functions and as we learned more about how we each share the same passion in this business the next step became obvious: to join his team,” says McCarron.
“Dealer Strategic Planning’s 20 groups are becoming recognized as the premier industry organization for store owners who want more out of their businesses-profits, satisfaction and equity for future generations. I am happy to be a part of this successful model,” McCarron says.
Each group allows a maximum of 20 dealers who meet three times a year to help each other improve their business performance. Formed in 2007, DSP is the only tire-focused 20 group available in the industry. For more information, contact: Pat Brown, 419-420-5915 or [email protected] or Paul Chizeck, 910-409-7293 or [email protected].
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.