TEQUESTA, Fla. — Independent Tire Dealers Group L.L.C. (ITDG) has hired Micheal Sullivan to be its southern region sales director. Mr. Sullivan brings years of experience in both sales and as an independent retail tire business owner to the position, the organization said.
Mr. Sullivan has an extensive history in sales, from managing sales territories and sales teams in his early years to becoming a vice president in the consumer products industry for Del Monte Foods. In 2001, Mr. Sullivan became the owner of Sullivan's Tire Pros in Oakhurst, Calif. Since its inception, the organization said, Mr. Sullivan grew the business fourfold before transitioning it over to his family.
"Michael will bring a unique perspective to the ITDG team with a history of being an independent tire dealer along with the fact that Sullivan's Tire Pros is a shareholder in the Independent Tire Dealers Group," the organization said.
Mr. Sullivan reports to Senior Sales Director Chris Barry. Mr. Sullivan will be developing and managing business with current members and shareholders, along with expanding ITDG's footprint into new areas within his territory.
"I am truly excited about working with our members and believe ITDG offers Independent Tire Dealers an incredible value proposition," Mr. Sullivan said. "ITDG was instrumental in the success of my business that I recently transitioned to my children."
According to ITDG President and CEO Dave Marks, "We continue to grow and expand our footprint throughout the U.S. and expect Michael to help accelerate that growth while adding greater value and support to our existing members."