TBC Corp. CEO and President Erik Olsen added the role of chairman of the board to his responsibilities on July 1, 2014. Olsen succeeds Larry Day who retired from the chairman's post on June 30.
“This represents the last piece of the transition plan Larry and I launched in the fall of 2013,” says Olsen.
“As I stated after being named president and CEO, TBC is poised for significant growth due in large part to Larry’s leadership over the past decade. All TBC employees thank him for the countless contributions he made to our corporation.”
Olsen joined TBC in December 2004 as senior vice president and chief marketing officer. From 2005 to 2008 he had the added responsibility of president of Carroll Tire Co., TBC’s wholesale tire distributor subsidiary.
Olsen was named CEO and president of TBC Wholesale Group, and was elected to TBC Corp.’s board of directors in 2008. In 2013 he was appointed chief operating officer and on Jan. 1, 2014, Olsen was named CEO and president of TBC Corp.
Prior to joining TBC, Erik held senior management positions with Michelin North America and marketing and sales positions with Procter & Gamble, The Clorox Co., and Ralston Foods.
Headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., TBC is one of the nation's largest marketers of automotive replacement tires. For more information, visit www.tbccorp.com.
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.