CHARLOTTE, N.C. (July 25, 2000) — Heafner Tire Group Inc. has named James Williams vice president-business development for its T.O. Haas Division, effective immediately.
Mr. Williams was most recently general manager of the Knoxville, Tenn., warehouse for Heafner´s Southeast Division. He also has held a number of positions with other organizations including McGriff Treading Co. Inc. and the Heafner-Itco Wholesale Division.
Heafner President and CEO Donald Roof said Mr. Williams´ promotion is significant because "it is the highest level inter-company movement of an executive to date in Heafner´s consolidation over the past three years." The move will, he continued, provide a "seasoned executive" to help Heafner´s recently acquired Haas Division, based in Lincoln, Neb., grow more rapidly and better serve independent dealers.
Heafner Tire Group, one of the nation´s largest independent marketers of tires and tire-related products, has more than 70 warehouses in four divisions servicing 36 states. The Charlotte-based company also operates 240 retail tire and auto service stores in California, Nebraska, Arizona and Kansas.
Last year, the company had total revenues in excess of $1 billion.