Carroll Tire Co. has hired John Kairys as executive vice president and general manager. He joins the TBC Corp. subsidiary after 15 years with Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
At Cooper, Kairys oversaw the development of key accounts and the execution of overall company growth in roles of increasing responsibility. Most recently, he was director of key account sales.
“As TBC continues to grow, I am excited to welcome John into this role," says Erik Olsen, CEO and president of TBC. "His vast knowledge and experience in the tire and parts distribution industries along with his strong leadership skills will help guide Carroll to its next level of success and growth.”
Prior to joining Cooper Tire, Kairys held management and leadership positions with Pirelli Tire North America Inc. and NAPA Auto Parts.
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.