RIVIERA BEACH, Fla.—Tire Kingdom Inc. has named five executives—Bill Ihnken, Dave Stuart, Greg Ingram, Dean Wilk and Al Diaz—to its newly restructured management team.
The dealership named Mr. Ihnken senior vice president of operations. He comes to Tire Kingdom from Michel Tire, part of Morgan Tire & Auto Inc., where he was a regional vice president.
Mr. Ihnken also has served as vice president of sales for Allied Tires, another Florida-based retailer.
"Bill brings over 20 years of automotive retail experience to Tire Kingdom," said President and CEO Orland Wolford. "I have worked with him for many years, and I have the utmost confidence in his abilities to lead this organization."
Mr. Stuart was named regional vice president for Florida's west coast. He previously served as a store manager with Olson Tire Total Car Care, another Morgan Tire operation, and as Southeast regional manager for metro markets with Bridgestone/Firestone Inc.'s retail division.
Mr. Wilk has been named regional vice president for north and central Florida as well as Tire Kingdom's four stores in Charlotte, N.C. He previously served as group manager, trainer, district manager and regional manager for the dealership.
Mr. Ingram was promoted to regional vice president for the east coast of Florida. He had been assistant vice president for business development and previously held the positions of store, district and regional manager for Tire Kingdom.
The company also promoted Al Diaz to president of Tire Kingdom International (TKI), the dealership's international trade and wholesale arm, which imports Fate tires from Argentina and exports Tire Kingdom's private brands. Mr. Diaz formerly was vice president of TKI.
Messrs. Stuart, Ingram, Wilk and Diaz all will report to Mr. Ihnken.
"I am excited about this new management team and look forward to their contributions to the continued success of Tire Kingdom," Mr. Wolford said. "We have reorganized to streamline and improve the efficiency of our operation. We are extremely proud to have them on the Tire Kingdom team."