As president and CEO of TBC Corp., Erik Olsen oversees a vast empire that includes more than 600 retail stores that operate under the Tire Kingdom and NTB Tire & Service Centers banners, the Big O Tires and Midas franchise organizations, an e-commerce operation (www.tireamerica.com) and several other high-profile ventures.
With more than 140 distribution centers throughout North America, American Tire Distributors Inc. has a bird's-eye view of supply, from the tire manufacturers’ side, and demand, from the dealer perspective. The company likes what it’s currently seeing.
You don’t often hear of a new tire company touting its main product as a “super-economy brand.” Yet that’s how tire industry veteran Steve Hutchinson describes his organization's flagship line.
Scott Highfill isn’t an expert in food distribution. But he does know how to sell and wholesale tires. When the coronavirus first hit California, he decided he couldn’t sit back and expect others to do all the work.
There is a popular Disney movie called “Aladdin”, which contains a song titled “A Whole New World.” This song is about seeing and experiencing wondrous new places and adventures that were not even imaginable before.