ITDG sets aggressive goals

Greg Smith
Posted on July 31, 2017

The Independent Tire Dealers Group LLC (ITDG) celebrated its continued growth during its annual meeting this year in Los Cabos, Mexico. CEO and President Michael Cox told attendees that the group had purchases exceeding $210 million in 2016 and was on track to top that total in 2017.

He also spelled out the following goals:

  • $300 million in annual purchases in 2019.
  • More than 700 locations nationally by the end of 2019.

Cox said the group was well on its way toward reaching these performance levels. “This type of growth could not be possible without the tremendous collection of professional independent tire dealers that make up the Group... and our many vendors/suppliers that support the Independent Tire Dealers Group. I had the fortune of working with many impressive executives during my years with Bridgestone/Firestone. One of these individuals taught me about the Japanese term ‘kaizen.’ This is the Japanese word for ‘continual improvement.’ Year after year we have set new milestones for the group. As I look to the future, that’s all I see: kaizen.”

ITDG has 104 shareholders, with members representing 620 stores in 46 states.

Related Topics: Annual dealer meeting, Bill Duckworth, Brad Ward, Chris Barry, Independent Tire Dealers Group, ITDG, Mike Cox

Greg Smith Publisher
Comments ( 0 )
More Stories
"Sumitomo Rubber is not aware of any U.S. tire manufacturers advocating for the imposition of tariffs under Section 232," said Smallwood.
News Tariffs on Auto Parts Will Be Harmful, Says Sumitomo's Smallwood

The United States Department of Commerce hosted a government hearing on the Section 232 National Security Investigation of Imports of Automobiles and Automotive Parts on Thursday, July 19, 2018. One tire industry executive made sure his voice was heard.

In honor of Fel-Pro’s 100th anniversary, the Fel-Pro team designed a special head gasket as a symbol of the firm’s milestone. TV celebrity and working-man’s spokesman Mike Rowe holds a laser-cut core for the special MLS gasket.
News Federal-Mogul Motorparts Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Fel-Pro Gaskets Brand

Fel-Pro Gaskets turned 100 years old in 2018 and the milestone was commemorated with customer promotions and other activities spanning several months.

The Epicor ISE solution enables users to write comprehensive, accurate repair estimates and identify, price, and source replacement parts in a fraction of the time normally required through manual processes. Photo courtesy of
News Epicor Donates Service Estimating Solution to God's Garage

Epicor Software Corp. has awarded a free subscription of its Epicor Integrated Service Estimator (ISE) mechanical service estimating solution to God’s Garage, a non-profit automotive repair shop headquartered in Conroe, Texas.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from MTD delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the tire industry and don't miss a thing!