Ex-Penske CEO joins Big O

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Big O Tires Inc. has hired Jim Wheat to be one of its divisional vice presidents.

Wheat is the former CEO and President of Penske Auto Centers.

He officially joined Big O last week and will oversee the company's Northern and Southern California divisions, plus its Las Vegas, Nev., Utah, Oregon and Washington territories.

Big O is North America's fourth largest tire distribution group with more than 500 members, according to Modern Tire Dealer data.

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