FAIRFAX, Va. — Virginia Tire & Auto has named Mike and Juile Holmes co-CEOs and promoted Ben Wilson to chief operating officer.
Mr. Holmes said the company's recent growth — they have opened two stores this year and plan for two more this fall — created the need for a COO position, and Mr. Wilson, who previously was general manager, overseeing 10 stores and companywide retail operations, was a perfect fit.
"Ben's promotion recognizes the enormous contributions he has made to Virginia Tire & Auto over the past few years and reflects the work he has already been performing by leading major company initiatives," Mr. Holmes said. "Ben is a vital part of the day-to-day operations of our company."
Mr. Wilson started his career at Virginia Tire in 2013 as a call-center associate and worked his way up through the organization. After working in the call center, he moved on to create and manage internal distribution and logistics for Virginia Tire. Over the next few years, Mr. Wilson was store manager at the Springfield and Bristow, Va., locations and, most recently, general manager.
"I'm grateful for the opportunities I've had with Virginia Tire & Auto thus far," Mr. Wilson said, "and I am excited to use my experience to lead business operations during such an important time for our company."