CENTENNIAL, Colo. (May 26, 2006) — Big O Tires Inc. has promoted Pete Koury to vice president for the East division, a position formerly filled by Kevin Kormondy, now Big O's senior vice president of business development.
Mr. Koury joined Big O in 2004 as a regional business manager assigned to the Colorado region and has been instrumental in that region's overall growth, the company said. He is a 23-year veteran of the automotive aftermarket industry, and his expertise includes a wide range of management experience in the retail automotive industry.
He is also a hands-on “do-it-yourself” mechanic who has held ASE certifications in automotive parts, brakes, suspension and steering as well as being certified in mobile air conditioning service.
“Pete's retail sales and operations experience, hands-on approach and his absolute commitment to growing the business will be tremendous assets as we continue our quest to become the 'Number 1 Tire Retailer in North America',” said Carl Finamore, Big O's chief operating officer.
Mr. Koury is a graduate of Southwest Missouri State University (now named Missouri State University).