Dunn Tire Hires Industry Exec to Manage Wholesale Operations

March 14, 2016

Dunn Tire LLC has named Stephen Clave managing director of wholesale operations. Clave brings with him more than 30 years of sales and marketing experience, primarily in the tire industry.

Clave has held management positions with Pirelli Tire North America Inc., American Tire Distributors Inc. and most recently was Divisional Vice President of Kumho Tire USA Inc.

The tire dealership's wholesale distribution network operates as Exxpress Tire Delivery (ETD). ETD services Upstate New York and Western Pennsylvania from its distribution centers in Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, N.Y. and Pittsburgh and Erie, Penn.

“We are excited to have Steve join our team”, says David Simons, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Dunn Tire. “In addition to his esteemed credentials and industry knowledge, Mr. Clave brings passion and a results-driven mindset.  We’re confident that his strategic skills and intangible qualities will help us to achieve our business goals.”

Clave will be taking over the responsibilities of Mike O’Neill, who will be retiring later in 2016 after 42 years of working in the tire industry. O'Neill has spent 18 years with Dunn Tire.

Dunn Tire is tied for 35th on the Modern Tire Dealer 100.