Del-Nat Tire Corp. has reached a total of 80 tire dealer stockholders after recently welcoming six new members.
Founded in Memphis, Tenn., in 1989, Del-Nat has a network of tire dealers and distributors who are stockholders in the company. The number of stockholders has grown about 65% in the last two years, according to the company.
“These additions to the co-op, coupled with last year’s growth, have resulted in very positive momentum for Del Nat,” said Randy Gaetz, vice president of sales and marketing. “We anticipate adding several more stockholder members in the coming months. We are seeing that more and more dealers are looking to join Del-Nat in order to maintain their independence. Del-Nat is committed to keeping the independent tire dealer independent.”
Del-Nat said it offers each stockholder protected territories under one or more of its brand names: Delta and National passenger, light-truck and SUV tires; Chaparral light truck tires; and Akuret commercial tires for farm, OTR, truck and trailer applications.
The six new stockholders are: Michael Garzone, vice president of Tom Lyons Tire & Auto Center in Waltham, Mass.; Tim Roche, president of Kan Rock Tire in Flint, Mich.; Christopher Shore, president of Shore Tire Co. in Lenexa, Kan.; Dan Mitchell, president of the St. Louis, Mo., and Belleville, Ill., Mitchell Tire Service LLC and Froesel Tire; Roger Cornelius, president of Statewide Tire Co. in Vandalia, Ill.; and Larry Howell, president of Tire Centers Inc. in Yakima, Wash.