ATLANTA (October 20, 2021) – TireHub, the national tire distributor cofounded by Bridgestone Americas Inc. (Bridgestone) and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Goodyear), today announces that chief executive officer Peter Gibbons has decided to leave the company to pursue a new career opportunity. He will remain with TireHub through mid-November.
“We are incredibly proud of TireHub’s position as a wholesale distribution channel leader and appreciate all of Peter’s contributions to the company,” said Goodyear and Bridgestone representatives in a joint statement. “TireHub is in a very strong position for future growth, and we have the utmost confidence in the TireHub leadership team and its commitment to helping dealers and retailers grow their business.”
Ted Becker, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, will take the helm as interim CEO during this transition. Becker joined TireHub in August 2020 and has more than twenty-five years of experience in the tire and automotive industries, including leadership positions at both Michelin and Exide Technologies. Becker will ensure TireHub maintains its momentum by exceeding the needs of customers, expanding its national footprint, and taking care of employees.
“We remain focused on being the trusted distributor with the right product in the right place. We will continue to look after dealers and retailers, grow business for our customers and TireHub, and sustain our culture,” said Becker. “We are expanding in several markets in the coming months that will help fulfill our mission of providing high quality product to our customers. They are and will always be our top priority. We are excited about what the future holds for our customers and our people.”