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TriCan Tire’s Chris Fletcher retiring

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EDMONTON, Alberta (Jan. 8, 2014) — Chris Fletcher, president and CEO of TriCan Tire Distributors for the past seven years, is retiring.

TriCan, which was acquired by American Tire Distributors Holdings Inc. in December 2012, does not plan to name a successor.

Mr. Fletcher began his tire industry career in in 1995 with Remington Tire Distributors, where he advanced to president in 1997. He left Remington in 2006 to take over as president and CEO of TriCan.

During his time with TriCan, the firm grew from a regional distributor serving parts of Western Canada to a national distributor with more than $200 million in annual sales, the company said.

TriCan is now part of ATD’s Canadian business unit, based in Burlington, Ontario, with Mike Kustra—originally president of Regional Tire Distributors Ontario—as president.

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