VANCOUVER, British Columbia — OK Tire Stores Inc. has hired a pair of industry veterans, Dwayne Sawyer and Patrick O'Hara, to fill key management positions related to the franchisor's plans to expand and develop the business beyond its traditional retail strengths.
Mr. Sawyer, a 30-plus-year industry veteran, was hired to be OK Tire's director, commercial business group, tasked with helping develop commercial business opportunities for the Vancouver-based group and its franchisees.
"There is huge untapped opportunity for OK Tire as we focus more and more on all aspects of our commercial business," according to OK Tire President and CEO Jim Caldwell, who lauded Mr. Sawyer for his "positive and thoughtful leadership style" and considerable experience in the commercial and fleet business.
The companies Mr. Sawyer has worked for during his career include Kumho Tire Canada, Giti Tire, Continental Tire Canada, MTC Tire Group and Kal Tire.
As national director, merchandising, Mr. O'Hara will be responsible for the development and growth of OK Tire's e-commerce and other non-tire related products.