The executive chairman of Genuine Parts Co., Thomas Gallagher, is retiring effective June 30, 2017.
John Baratta, president of consumer replacement tire sales in North America for Bridgestone Americas Inc., will retire March 1. The 34-year Bridgestone veteran will be replaced by Erik Seidel, who joined the tire company in 2013.
The name Bob Phoenix is known by many in the tire industry. When American Kenda Rubber Industrial Co. Ltd. hired him as vice president of sales for its Automotive Tire Division in 2009, he had already logged more than 35 years in the industry.
Mike Gould, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Midas franchise, will retire at the end of 2016. In the coming months he'll work with the former Bridgestone Retail Operations LLC executive who will replace him.
TBC Corp.'s Big O Tires is undergoing a leadership change, as Kevin Kormondy, executive vice president and chief operating officer, will retire at the end of October 2016. He is being replaced by John Kairys, who will move from TBC's Carroll Tire Co.
Gary Garfield, the executive chairman, CEO, and president of Bridgestone Americas Inc. is retiring at the end of 2016, and the company has named a new leadership team to replace him.
Terry Heffelfinger, vice president of engineering, product development, quality, and research and development, will retire from Brake Parts Inc. as of June 30, 2016.
After more than a half century in the tire industry, Robert "Bob" Dalotto is retiring — again — at the end of March 2016.
The name Jack Winterton has been synonymous with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. for much of his 42-year career with the company.
The creator of Tire Rack Inc.’s independent tire testing program is retiring today. John Rastetter is ending his tire industry career as Tire Rack’s director of tire information services, the same position he stepped into at Tire Rack in 1994.
Charles Cannon, president and CEO of the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA), is announcing his plans to retire at the end of 2015 after nearly eight years at the helm of the organization.
Kathleen Schmatz, CEO and president of the Auto Care Association is retiring effective Dec. 31, 2015.
Ken Allen led the realignment of Bridgestone Agricultural Tire, U.S. & Canada Commercial Tire Sales over the last few years. Someone else will have to replace Allen, who will retire as president of Bridgestone Ag at the end of June.