JohnDow adds executive

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JohnDow adds executive

JohnDow Industries Inc. (JDI) has named Drew Dawson executive vice president-operations, a new position at the Barberton, Ohio-based company.

The company says he will oversee operational and financial functions with direct responsibility for accounting, human resources, warehousing/distribution and purchasing/inventory.

Dawson’s experience includes sales and management positions with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. from 1986 to 1991, according to JDI. In 1991 he became the co-owner and operator of Tire Source, now a collection of five independent tire and automotive service centers in Northeastern Ohio. Dawson will retain his co-ownership of Tire Source.

“Drew brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to JDI,” says JDI President Joe Dease. “It is a rare opportunity to find someone who has extensive and widespread industry experience in sales, management, financial planning and ownership. It is a perfect fit for JDI as we aggressively expand our organization.”

JDI manufacturers automotive shop equipment and supplies. For more information on JDI and its five brands, visit

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