WESTLAKE, Ohio — TravelCenters of America L.L.C. has hired former Goodyear executive Robert Eck to be vice president of the company's TA Truck Service Commercial Tire Network.
In his new role Mr. Eck will provide leadership and oversight of daily operations, as well as formulate strategic plans for growing TravelCenters' tire business, including the TA Commercial Tire Retread Center the company is opening in Bowling Green, Ohio.
Skip McGary, executive vice president, commercial operations for TravelCenters, expressed confidence in Mr. Eck's leadership ability, which should help TA "continue to enhance the level of service we provide our customers."
Mr. Eck retired from Goodyear in 2017 after a 35-year career in operations, business development and sales with the Akron-based tire maker. He joined Rice Tire Co. in March as vice president of sales for the Frederick, Md.-based commercial/retail dealership.
Westlake-based TravelCenters operates TA and Petro Stopping Centers in 43 states and Canada, including 244 locations with truck service facilities with 1,090 repair bays and nearly 3,000 certified technicians.