Big O Tires LLC announced this week that Big O veteran Jim Bull will transition from his current role of east divisional vice president to lead the organization as vice president and general manager. The change in leadership comes as John Kairys continues his career with TBC and joins the TBC Purchasing Team to lead non-tire purchasing initiatives as vice president, TBC Parts & Service Group. For the next few months, Kairys will work alongside Andy Dudash, EVP – Parts & Equipment Buying Group, as Dudash plans for his retirement effective March 31, 2021, after a very successful 19-year career at TBC.
“John has led the Big O Tires team for the last four years and has done an exceptional job expanding the brand’s geographic footprint, growing sales and partnering with franchisees,” said Brant Wilson, president and chief operating officer of TBC Automotive Group. “He is a dynamic leader with a wealth of industry knowledge. While he may no longer be leading the Big O Tires team on a daily basis, the team and our extended team of franchisees will continue to thrive through our continued partnership with him as a leader on the TBC Purchasing Team.”
As Kairys transitions to his new role, so too will Jim Bull. For the past 15 years, Bull has led his Big O Tires field team as divisional vice president of the East Division overseeing nearly 200 stores throughout 13 states. His knowledge of the Big O process, product and experience as well as his firm belief in being the team you trust coupled with his solid relationships with franchisees and overall industry knowledge will be extremely beneficial to the Big O Tires team, to franchisees and to the TBC Franchise Group. Prior to joining the Big O Team, he held leadership roles with Western Auto Supply, Advance Auto Parts and TBC Retail.
“I’m extremely excited for the Big O family,” said Kairys. “Jim is a passionate leader who is knowledgeable, driven and dedicated. I could not think of a more suitable team member to lead this organization to continued success.”