CORONA, Calif. (Feb. 5, 2015) — Freedom Tire Distributing has hired industry veteran Andy Franko to head its Los Angeles County expansion.
The wholesaler, which serves customers in Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties, is in the second phase of a three-year growth plan.
Last year, the company purchased and moved into a larger warehouse, doubling its capacity. This year the company said it will expand its footprint to cover all of L.A. County. The wholesaler is targeting the San Diego market for next year.
Mr. Franko is a 21-year veteran of the tire and wheel industry, most recently serving as operations manager for American Tire Distributors Holdings Inc.'s Ampac division. He previously was vice president at Lexani Wheels for 12 years.
“We feel very fortunate to be able to bring a man of Andy's stature on board. Andy is well respected, and knows the Southern California market extremely well,” said Tom Hofmann, president and CEO of Corona-based Freedom Tire. “We expect big things from Andy, and feel he is a great fit for our company.”