PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (Sept. 23, 2016) — Kevin Kormondy, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Big O Tires L.L.C., will retire at the end of October after 20 years with the organization.
Big O Tires parent TBC Corp. has named John Kairys, Carroll Tire Co. executive vice president and general manager since April 2014, to succeed Mr. Kormondy as executive vice president and general manager, effective immediately.
“Kevin has made a significant impact on Big O Tires throughout his 20 years,” said Brant Wilson, senior vice president of franchise operations for TBC. “His pride in the organization, dedication to the business and belief in the franchise model assisted him and the entire organization greatly throughout the years and we cannot thank him enough.”
During his time as Big O's top executive, the franchise business has gone through a revitalization that included paring down the size of the network and re-franchising a few dozen Big O locations that TBC had operated as corporate stores for some years.
The group stands at 389 locations in 21 states, down from 542 locations in 2006 when he was named senior vice president of business development, but is considered a stronger group.