Big O Tires® announced that the organization’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Kevin Kormondy, will retire from Big O Tires at the end of October 2016. The company also announced that John Kairys, former Carroll Tire Company Executive Vice President and General Manager, will lead Big O Tires as the Executive Vice President and General Manager effective immediately.
“Kevin has made a significant impact on Big O Tires throughout his 20 years,” said Brant Wilson, SVP of Franchise Operations for TBC Corporation, parent company to Big O Tires. “His pride in the organization, dedication to the business and belief in the franchise model assisted him and the entire organization greatly throughout the years.”
John joined Carroll Tire Company in 2014 after 15 years with Cooper Tire and Rubber Company where he oversaw the development of key accounts and the execution of overall company growth. Prior to Cooper Tire, John held management positions with Pirelli Tire and NAPA Auto Parts.
“John’s industry knowledge, expertise on tires and experience working with dealers will be tremendous assets to the team,” recognized Wilson.