PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — TBC Corp. has named Brian Maciak, a TBC executive since 2009, to oversee its Big O Tires franchise business, succeeding Jim Bull, who's planning to retire July 1, capping a 17-year career with the franchise.
Bull has led the Big O Tires L.L.C. business as vice president and general manager for the past two and a half years, during which time the business achieved record sales and record profitability, TBC said. He helped expand the brand's geographic footprint and implemented strategic initiatives to grow and support the organization.
The change is being announced just days prior to Big O Tires' annual meeting of franchisees, scheduled for June 20-23 in Dallas.
"It has been both my honor and privilege to be a member of the Big O Tires and TBC family for the last 17 years," Bull said.
"Over the years, I have been able to play a small part in helping our existing and new Big O franchisees achieve their dreams of successfully owning a small business. Helping franchisees achieve their personal and professional goals has provided me some of the most rewarding and fulfilling moments that I will carry with me for the rest of my life."
He started at TBC in 2005 as divisional vice president of Big O's East Division, overseeing 200 stores throughout 13 states. He was promoted to vice president and general manager
in October 2020. Prior to joining Big O, he held leadership roles with Western Auto Supply, Advance Auto Parts and TBC Retail.
Maciak, executive vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer, since 2020, was assigned oversight earlier this year of the TBC Tire Automotive Group, which consists of TBC's business-to-consumer locations — Big O Tires, Midas International, Tire Kingdom and NTB/National Tire & Battery.
He joined TBC in April 2009 as vice president, general counsel, and was promoted in 2012 to senior vice president with management responsibilities for several departments, including human resources, risk management, safety, asset protection and internal audit.
In 2018, he was named chief compliance officer and promoted to executive vice president in 2020 before becoming a member of the four-member Management Council in 2021.
An attorney by training, Maciak held management and legal positions in the real estate and retail sectors and practiced law in Ohio prior to joining TBC.
TBC said his "extensive industry experience and customer-centric focus" will serve him well in his new position.
"Big O is poised for growth driven by the entrepreneurial spirit, passion, and commitment of its franchisees," Maciak said. "I am looking forward to having the opportunity to build upon the solid foundation that has led Big O to much success throughout the company's 60-year history."