CINCINNATI (Oct. 2, 2015) — Former Procter & Gamble Co. veteran Sarah Stimson has been named Tire Discounters Inc.'s new executive vice president of talent.
The family-owned and -operated independent tire retailer said Ms. Stimson will be responsible “for attracting, developing and retaining the company's best talent, expanding upon Tire Discounters' nearly 40-year tradition of delivering automotive service excellence.”
Ms. Stimson spent the last two decades working with Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble, where she was the functional leader of more than 1,300 North American-based marketers, responsible for overseeing every facet of talent management including recruiting, staffing, advancement, training, diversity and culture, according to Tire Discounters. During this time, she worked across every P&G sector, touched all the brands and coordinated among all of the company's North American sites.
Prior to joining P&G, she served as assistant vice president of Irving Trust/The Bank of New York, where she led relationship building and financial lending efforts for both middle market as well as large Fortune 100 companies. Ms. Stimson holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and history from Duke University.
Tire Discounters noted that it is “following in the footsteps of Fortune 500 companies, like Pure Genius and Google, as it dedicates resources to talent management.”
CEO Paul Brunner said Ms. Stimson's “extensive experience in identifying, attracting and retaining top-tier talent is crucial to our company's success as we continue to rapidly expand our business.”
The dealership employs more than 1,100 people in almost 100 stores in seven major cities across Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee, and said it is “poised for more growth,” with plans to open more stores. In the Greater Nashville, Tenn., area alone, the company said it expects to create nearly 150 jobs by 2016 and another 60 jobs in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Tire Discounters said hiring Ms. Stimson “demonstrates a forward-thinking enhancement” by the dealership when it comes to employee-focused programs, “most notably for those working in stores.”