SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Nov. 29, 2004) — Discount Tire Co. ha named CEO Gary T. Van Brunt vice chairman, although founder Bruce Halle remains chairman of the Scottsdale-based tire retailer.
Tom Englert will replace Mr. Van Brunt as CEO. Mr. Englert, who joined the company in 1975, most recently served as executive vice president, overseeing supply chain and purchasing.
Mr. Van Brunt was named CEO in 1999. He joined the company in 1962.
A Discount Tire spokeswoman said Mr. Halle has no immediate plans to retire.
“He works harder than all of us,” she said.