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Advance Auto Parts Exec Joins TBC Corp.

TBC Corp. (Palm Beach Gardens, FL) has hired Markus Hockenson, formerly of Advance Auto Parts, as its senior vice president of company store operations for Tire Kingdom, National Tire & Battery (NTB) and Merchant’s Tire & Auto Centers. He was senior vice president of store operations for Advance Auto Parts.

Prior to joining Advance in 2008, Hockenson worked for Starbucks, where he held a variety of positions including district manager. He also spent time at Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

Hockenson replaces Bill Ihnken, who is leaving TBC.

Ihnken was named president and chief operating officer of the TBC Retail Group – company-owned store division in April 2012. He joined Tire Kingdom in 2000 as senior vice president of operations and was promoted to president of retail operations – Tire Kingdom Group in 2002. Prior to joining Tire Kingdom, Ihnken held management positions with various automotive retail industry companies, including Firestone.

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