American Car Care Centers Inc. (ACCC) distributor members have elected John Boyle, president of Englewood Tire Distributors (ETD), chairman for the next two years.
He replaces Howard Stein, who stepped down after the recent sale of his Target Tire Co. to American Tire Distributors Inc.
Mr. Boyle has been an ACCC distributor since late 2001, when Lyndhurst, N.J.-based Englewood Tire took over distribution of ACCC products and services for New Jersey, the greater New York metro area and Hudson Valley, Connecticut, and most of the Philadelphia metro area from Wholesale Tire Co.
Englewood Tire now counts 72 ACCC retail locations-including its own nine ETD Discount Tire outlets-in its territory.
Mr. Boyle, who had been chairman of ACCC's parts committee, said, ``The ACCC program has been a huge benefit to our business...(and) has provided us a solid value-added benefit that gives us an advantage when competing in our market.''
Mr. Stein had been chairman since April.
ACCC has 18 member distributors and 1,104 independent dealer locations in 44 states.