Monro Names New Chief Operating Officer

Sept. 30, 2019

Monro Inc. has hired Robert Rajkowski to serve as the company's chief operating officer. He will oversee store operations.

Rajkowski comes to Monro with nearly 15 years of experience in the automotive industry. He most recently served as the chief operating officer of AAMCO Transmission and Total Car Care, where he focused on driving profit and loss improvement and enhanced customer satisfaction. Previously, he served as chief marketing officer at Heartland Automotive Services Inc., one of the nation's largest Jiffy Lube franchisees. Rajkowski also has worked for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in multiple roles, including director of marketing and merchandising and general manager of the tire maker's retail stores.

Rajkowski replaces Evan Naylor, who the company said in a February SEC filing planned to resign April 30 after one year on the job.

At Monro Rajkowski will spearhead the integration of Monro’s operations, marketing and merchandising functions, and lead the ongoing execution of the company's Monro.Forward initiatives. He will report to Brett Ponton, CEO and president.

Ponton says Rajkowski "brings demonstrated leadership skills and a strong track record of execution that will be valuable assets for our team as we continue to execute our Monro.Forward strategy. Importantly, he has deep experience in implementing operational excellence programs, which will be critical to driving long-term sustainable growth as we remain steadfast in our commitment to deliver a consistent, 5-star experience for all our customers."

Rajkowski holds a bachelor’s degree from East Stroudsburg University. “I am very excited to join Monro on its transformational journey. I look forward to leveraging my years of operational and marketing expertise in the automotive industry to build upon the Company’s strong foundation and contribute to Monro’s future success."