PRINEVILLE, Ore. — Les Schwab Tire Centers is celebrating the opening of its new company headquarters office located in Bend, Ore. The HQ officially opened for business last month.
More than 100 employees relocated to the 123,000-square-foot office building in the north end of Bend. The remaining 220 corporate employees will move to the building on Dec. 15.
“The new headquarters office is part of a transition that began in 2007 to ensure the people, facilities and programs are in place to support our tire centers and their ability to continue providing world-class customer service,” said Dick Borgman, CEO of Les Schwab Tire Centers. “With our new headquarters we will continue to attract and retain the talented employees needed to support our retail network of 420 stores and to accommodate future growth.”
Borgman also announced the recent hiring of three senior management executives with extensive experience in the retail service industry.
John “Jack” Cuniff is the new chief financial officer (CFO) for Les Schwab Tire Centers. Cuniff was formerly chief operating officer and CFO of Adidas America.
Dale Thompson joined Les Schwab Tire Centers as chief marketing officer. Thompson brings more than two decades of experience in marketing and brand management for global brands, including Kellogg’s, Mrs. Fields, Campbell Soup and General Mills.
Ken Edwards was hired as Les Schwab’s vice president, Supply Chain Management. Ken joined Les Schwab from Starbucks Coffee Co., where he held a similar position for the company’s North American operations.