CINCINNATI (Jan. 29, 2016) — Tire Discounters Inc. Chairman William “Chip” Wood is taking on the CEO's duties as well, succeeding Paul Brunner, who's leaving the company after five-plus years as president and CEO.
Tire Discounters also has promoted Jamie Ward, executive vice president, sales and operations, to president and COO.
Mr. Brunner, who joined the Cincinnati-based dealership in October 2010, is wrapping up several special projects during a leadership transition phase, the company said.
“We are extremely grateful to Paul for his dedication and service,” Mr. Wood said. During Mr. Brunner's tenure, Tire Discounters doubled the size of its retail store footprint to 100 stores, including stores in four major markets outside of Tire Discounters' traditional market footprint, and moved the headquarters to downtown Cincinnati.
Mr. Wood said he's excited to step back into day-to-day management and leadership of the company.
“We are positioned positively for future growth and expansion,” he said. “I am more energized than ever before. I can't wait to see what this phase will bring.”