VIP Tires & Service Names Tim Winkeler Next CEO

Aug. 6, 2019

The top five executives at VIP Inc., dba VIP Tires & Service, will take on promotions Sept. 1, including John Quirk, who will become executive chairman. Quirk will hand the role of CEO to Tim Winkeler. Quirk, who was Modern Tire Dealer's 2018 Tire Dealer of the Year, will transition from chairman and CEO to executive chairman. Winkeler will move up from president and chief operating officer to president and CEO.

Scott Pickard will be promoted from vice president of finance to chief financial officer.

Gary MacCausland, former vice president of operations, will move up to senior vice president of operations and merchandising.

Allan Kirkland, former chief financial officer, will become chief financial officer of Quirk Automotive. He and Quirk will focus on real estate management, new store development and acquisitions.

“I am very excited to announce these changes,” said Quirk. “These promotions reflect our company’s commitment to growth, as well as to recognizing individuals for their leadership and contributions. Tim, Scott, Gary and Allan have all been a key part of our success, and they exemplify our company’s commitment to the highest professional standards. Our team at VIP has never been stronger and under Tim’s leadership I am confident we will continue to grow, enhance profitability and continue to build our culture of ownership.”