TravelCenters of America Hires Eck to Lead its Tire Operations

June 19, 2018

Tire industry veteran Robert Eck has joined TravelCenters of America LLC as vice president of the TA Truck Service Commercial Tire Network. 

In his new role, Eck will provide leadership and oversight of daily operations, as well as formulate strategic plans for future growth of TravelCenters’ tire business, which includes the newly acquired -- and renamed -- TA Commercial Tire Retread Center.

Eck retired from the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in 2017 after 35 years of service. Most recently, he was vice president of sales at the Donald B. Rice Tire Co.

Skip McGary, executive vice president  of commercial operations, said Eck's tire industry leadership experience in operations and business development and mentoring a high performance sales team "will help us continue to enhance the level of service we provide our customers.”

TravelCenters of America, headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, conducts business in 43 states and Canada, principally under the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands. Its TA Truck Service Division operates 244 truck service facilities with 1,090 repair bays; nearly 3,000 technicians; a fleet of more than 2,600 RoadSquad and third party provider service trucks; and more than 143 OnSite mobile maintenance vehicles. For more information, visit