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.
Titan International and the United Steelworkers union have petitioned the U.S. International Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Commerce seeking relief from OTR tire imports from China, India and Sri Lanka. What’s your opinion?
|I wholeheartedly support their action – something needs to be done.||
|I think it’s a bad idea that could inevitably tie the hands of domestic tire makers.||
|I oppose any duties against tire importers—they only raise costs for distributors and make it harder to obtain inventory.||
|I’m kind of on the fence and not sure what’s right, but need more information before deciding.||
|I don’t really care whether or not relief is granted.||
|Total votes: 78|