TROY, Mich. (Dec. 19, 2006) — Ross Kogel Jr. has been named president of Tire Wholesalers Inc. (TWI), succeeding his father, Ross Kogel Sr., who founded the business in 1970.
Mr. Kogel Jr. will oversee day-to-day operations of the Troy-based wholesaler while Mr. Kogel Sr. will remain involved.
Mr. Kogel Jr. joined TWI in 2003 after serving as executive vice president of the Tire Industry Association. He previously had served as director of marketing for TWI and volunteers on the board of the Aftermarket Foundation, a charity group.
Mr. Kogel Sr. was president of TWI for 36 years, growing the operation from one to four locations in Michigan. He also won the Tire Business Tire Dealer Humanitarian Award in 2000.