Three industry executives will be inducted into the Tire Industry Association Hall of Fame at a ceremony Nov. 4 in Las Vegas. They are:
• Dick Johnson, the retired chairman and CEO of American Tire Distributors (ATD). Johnson, who retired in 2009, led ATD though 10 years of rapid growth, both organic and via acquisition. Prior to becoming ATD’s chairman and CEO in 2003, he was the company’s president. Before that, Johnson led the Heafner Tire Group’s Southeast division.
• Bob Dunlap, president and CEO of the Dunlap & Kyle Co., which also operates the Hesselbein Tire Co. and the Gateway Tire Co. and has a total of 56 stores across seven states. Dunlap was a founding member of the TBC Corp.
• The late Lex Brodie, founder of the Lex Brodie’s Tire Co. chain in Hawaii. He died in January at the age of 98.
Additionally, the association will honor Modern Tire Dealer publisher Greg Smith with the Ed Wagner Leadership Award. Smith is a 33-year automotive trading publishing veteran.
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