Fontana will take over as SURE Tire president.

Posted on May 19, 2014

Patrick McLaughlin, longtime president of SURE Tire Co., has announced he will retire.

With his departure, however, comes a new beginning. Lou Fontana, a 20-year veteran of Hercules Tire & Rubber Co., will take over for McLaughlin.

"We are pleased to welcome Lou to SURE Tire," says Chairman John Casey. "His valued experience and enthusiasm will lead our SURE Tire group to new heights."

For more on the company's plans for 2014, check out this link:

"A sure bet: the future of SURE Tire Co."

Related Topics: John Casey, Lou Fontana, Pat McLaughlin, Private brand marketer

Comments ( 2 )
  • Frank

     | about 2 years ago

    Pat, Wish you all the best, buddy! You had done well to bring Sure Tire Co. and Summit tire to this height. I'll never forget how we had worked together in Thailand in the past. Lou, With your long experience in the tire industry and from my past experience working with you on the Hercules' offtake project. Your work commitment and professionalism had impressed me. I'm sure you'll do very well for Sure Tire Co. Best regards, Frank Lim

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