MTD Tire Dealer of the Year Profile
Full name: William Charles Ziegler
I am most proud of: number one, my family, and number two, our company.
My hobbies and interests include: bowling, golf and just about all sports.
My biggest regret: I try not to dwell on any regrets, but prefer to focus on the positives.My favorite childhood memory: My mom and dad would get tickets to all of the Sunday Cleveland Indians doubleheaders. We would go to church, hurry home, pack a lunch and drive to Cleveland to watch the doubleheader. I think my mom actually enjoyed the games the most. (This was when Cleveland had better teams!)
My favorite book: I read for recreation and enjoy about any suspense or crime novels. I particularly enjoy James Patterson.
My favorite sport: football, especially Ohio State football.
My favorite food: anything Italian.
My favorite music: 1960s and ‘70s rock.
My favorite politician: Ronald Reagan
Am I a morning or a night person? Definitely a morning person. My kids make fun of me for going to bed so early.
To relax, I like to: spend time with my family. I enjoy swimming, reading or just clearing my mind and regenerating.
If I could change one thing about myself: I would get in better shape.
My goal in life is: to be the best person I can be and make my family proud.
A perfect evening for me is: going home after work, having a nice dinner and spending time with my family.
Best advice my parents ever gave me: Be honest, fair and have integrity.
The smartest thing I have ever done is: return to the family business after a short career as a certified public accountant.
My advice to my children: Be honest, fair and have integrity.
My advice to a tire dealer who is just starting out: Give the best service possible and never forget why you started your business.
The greatest thing about the tire industry today: As a general rule, our industry has a great group of dealers, many of whom I consider true friends. It is the independent dealer who is the backbone of our industry.