MUSCATINE, Iowa (Sept. 10, 2001) Bandag Inc. has named John McErlane vice president and president the corporation's Tire Distribution Systems Inc. (TDS) subsidiary.
TDS operates 103 tire sales, service and retreading locations in 17 states and primarily serves fleet customers and owner-operators of medium and heavy duty trucks. It had sales of more than $400 million in 2000.
The appointment of Mr. McErlane, a 16-year Bandag veteran, ends a six-month search for a TDS president, the company said.
Mr. McErlane, 48, previously was vice president, marketing and sales, and has served on Bandag´s executive leadership team. In his new role, he will continue to report to Martin Carver, Bandag's chairman and CEO.
After serving in various sales, product and marketing management positions, he was named vice president, marketing in 1997. The following year, he was made vice president marketing and sales.
Prior to joining Muscatine-based Bandag, he worked for three national trucking companies, specializing in vehicle engineering and maintenance. Mr. McErlane is a graduate of North Dakota State University with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering.