After a successful 17-year career at Big O Tires, LLC, a subsidiary of TBC Corporation and one of North America’s largest retail tire and auto service franchisors with 460 locations in the United States, Jim Bull, Vice President & general manager of Big O Tires, will retire effective July 1, 2022. In this capacity, he provided leadership and vision to deliver innovative ways to grow and adapt in the marketplace, reconfirming the brand’s commitment to be The Team You Trust by providing straight answers and legendary service.
Over the past two years, and under Jim’s leadership, Big O has achieved record sales and record profitability. He has helped expand the brand’s geographic footprint and implemented strategic initiatives to grow and support the organization.
“It has been both my honor and privilege to be a member of the Big O Tires and TBC family for the last 17 years,” said Jim Bull. “Over the years, I have been able to play a small part in helping our existing and new Big O franchisees achieve their dreams of successfully owning a small business. Helping franchisees achieve their personal and professional goals has provided me some of the most rewarding and fulfilling moments that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.”
Succeeding Jim will be Brian Maciak, currently Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, and a member of TBC’s Management Council. Brian joined TBC in April 2009 as Vice President, General Counsel. In 2012, he was promoted to Senior Vice President with management responsibilities for several departments, including human resources, risk management, safety, asset protection, and internal audit. In 2018, Brian accepted the additional responsibility for compliance as Chief Compliance Officer, and in 2020 he was promoted to Executive Vice President before becoming a member of the four-member Management Council in 2021. Earlier this year, he assumed shared oversight of the Tire Automotive Group, which consists of TBC’s business-to-consumer locations (Big O Tires, Midas, Tire Kingdom, and NTB).
While an attorney by training, Brian has successfully led numerous business initiatives during his 13-year tenure with TBC. In addition, his extensive industry experience and customer-centric focus will serve him well as President & Chief Operating Officer of Big O Tires. Brian is committed to building strong relationships with each Big O franchisee and assisting them to reach their full potential.
“Big O is poised for growth driven by the entrepreneurial spirit, passion, and commitment of its franchisees,” said Brian Maciak. “I am looking forward to having the opportunity to build upon the solid foundation that has led Big O to much success throughout the company’s 60-year history.”