CHARLOTTE, N.C. (June 22, 2016) — Forty-one-year tire industry veteran Dan Brown, executive vice president and president of American Tire Distributors Holdings Inc.'s (ATD) Tire Pros franchise program, has announced his retirement, effective June 30, and will be replaced by ATD executive Ron Sinclair.
ATD said Mr. Brown “will remain actively engaged with Tire Pros” through year-end 2016 in a consulting role “to ensure a seamless transition.”
Mr. Brown began his career in the tire industry in 1975, joining J.H. Heafner Co. Inc.'s Heafner Tire unit in Lincolnton, N.C., after graduating from college. Starting out as a route salesman, he became Heafner's first marketing manager in 1976, then director of marketing in 1988 and, two years later, director of marketing and sales.