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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