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Club 3633 Profile: Chris Blanchette

Chris Blanchette, 33 Director of Operations, Technical and Innovation, Bridgestone Retail Operations Blanchette thrives on opportunity. “One of the things that gets me up and running, is opportunity,” he says. “Opportunity for business, increased operational efficiency. Customer satisfaction. Customer delight. Employee opportunity.” Two years ago, he had the opportunity to join Bridgestone and has since

Club 3633 Profile: Kevin Gillingham

Kevin Gillingham, 44 Outside Account Manager American Tire Distributors Leaving a 20-year career at a law firm in Louisville, Ky., to join the tire industry was a big change for Kevin Gillingham. After receiving an offer to join American Tire Distributors in 2013, he took a chance, accepted the position and never looked back. “It

Club 3633 Profile: Zach Garrison

Zach Garrison, 31 General Manager Pendleton Tire Co. When the former owner of Pendleton Tire Co. asked Zach Garrison to start working while attending Clemson University, little did Garrison know he’d make a career out of it. Today, Garrison has many jobs, from his general managing duties to working as a salesman from time to

Club 3633 Profile: Amy Coleman

Amy Coleman, 43 Senior Director of Marketing Toyo Tire USA Corp. Amy Coleman loves to sell tires – her passion for the industry and its marketing is palpable. Since joining Toyo Tire USA Corp. in 2011, the brand has grown to roughly five times the industry growth rate. “I’m inspired by people who truly challenge

Club 3633 Profile: Madeline Triplett

Madeline Triplett, 26 Advertising Development Manager Hunter Engineering Co. In a short four years, Madeline Triplett has developed a true passion for the industry, with a deep appreciation for its unique blend of innovation and tradition. She finds that the engineering and technological advances built on a foundation of old-school relationships (B2B, B2C and within

Club 3633 Profile: Nick Schieltz

Nick Schieltz, 39 Manager, Computer Aided Engineering Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. Nick Schieltz started with Cooper & Tire Co. as a co-op education student and celebrates 20 years in the industry this December. Early in his career, Schieltz had the opportunity to lead the development of a new SUV tire line for Cooper. It

Club 3633 Profile: Kevin Reim

Kevin Reim, 39 Product Category Manager, BFGoodrich and Uniroyal Branded Tires Michelin North America Kevin Reim has worked on several projects during his time with Michelin and is proud to have helped pen the concepts for many of the BFGoodrich-branded products currently in the marketplace. Working on the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 was not only

Club 3633 Profile: Craig Wortham

Craig Wortham, 44 Chief Operating Officer Alyeska Tire and Auto Craig Wortham cleverly insists that tires educated him “literally and figuratively.” Wortham started working in the family business at 15. He started by pumping gas and repairing, mounting and balancing tires. He continued working at the tire store while attending school. On a day-to-day basis,

Club 3633 Profile: Thomas Land

Thomas Land, 28 Assistant Branch Manager Carroll Tire Thomas Land joined Carroll Tire just over two and a half years ago as an accountant. After discovering he excelled in management and sales, Land approached his manager to see if he could train to become a branch manger and move up within Carroll Tire. Land soon

Club 3633 Profile: Christopher Hayes

Christopher Hayes, 31 Business Development Manager K&W Tire A former boss convinced Christopher Hayes to join the tire industry three years ago, and he hasn’t looked back. Hayes travels around Washington D.C., Virginia and Maryland servicing independent tire dealers for factory direct distributor K&W Tire. While it took about six months to really immerse himself

Club 3633 Profile: Brad Griffin

Brad Griffin, 29 Vice President and Operations Manager Griffin Tire & Auto Tire Pros Brad Griffin, a third generation tire dealer, didn’t always intend to join his family’s business. Griffin attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with plans of working in real estate. A bleak economy and bright opportunities at Griffin Tire &

Club 3633 Profile: Jason Espinoza

Jason Espinoza, 39 Sales Manager Tire Warehouse Beginning his career as a technician, Jason Espinoza’s natural gift for sales quickly took him out of the bay to behind the counter.  Today he is described as a “huge success” in his role as sales manager for a newly opened branch of Tire Warehouse in northern California.