Bob Sullivan named MTD’s 20th Tire Dealer of the Year
Bob Sullivan, president of Sullivan Tire Co. Inc. based in Norwell, Mass., is Modern Tire Dealer magazine’s 2012 Tire Dealer of the Year.
Sullivan was chosen to receive the tire industry’s most prestigious award from more than 33,000 eligible independent tire dealers throughout North America.
Sullivan, MTD’s 20th Tire Dealer of the Year, was selected by a panel of independent judges, who based their decision on his business success, marketing skills, management skills, industry knowledge and community involvement.
“Bob Sullivan is an exemplary leader who has nurtured Sullivan Tire Co. into not only a profitable and growing business enterprise, but also a great place to work. In this, the 20th anniversary year for our award, we are proud to name him our Tire Dealer of the Year,” says MTD Publisher Greg Smith.
As part of the award, MTD, in conjunction with Sullivan Tire Co.’s suppliers, will donate $7,500 in Sullivan’s name to The Bob Sullivan Memorial Foundation Inc., the charity named for his late father and founder of the company, Robert J. Sullivan.
The suppliers are: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Bartec USA LLC, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC, Yokohama Tire Corp., Aftersoft Network N.A. Inc., Michelin North America Inc., Continental Tire the Americas LLC, Tech International, MaddenCo Inc., Mohawk Rubber Sales Inc., China Manufacturers Alliance LLC/Double Coin, TBC Wholesale Group and NAPA Auto Parts.
Sullivan Tire Co. has 60 retail stores, 15 commercial outlets and four wholesale distribution centers in the New England area with 1,000-plus employees. It is 10th on Modern Tire Dealer’s list of top independent tire dealer chains and 33rd on MTD’s “Top 100 Retreaders” list.
Past Tire Dealer of the Year award winners include industry giants like the late Les Schwab of Bend, Ore.-based Les Schwab Tire Centers; Bob and Juanita Purcell of Purcell Tire & Rubber Co. based in Potosi, Mo., Paul Zurcher of Monroe, Ind.-based Best-One Tire & Service; and others.
For the full story, see the September 2012 issue of MTD, available now. Or read the story by clicking here or read our digital version of the September issue found on our homepage.