“I’m proud to have been a part of the Big O Tires family for more than 20 years,” Mr. Kormondy said, “and truly appreciate the relationships that I have built with our franchisees, as well as the hard work of all of those on our corporate team who made me a better person and a better leader.
Over the next month, Mr. Kormondy will work with Mr. Kairys as he transitions into his new role with Big O Tires, saying, “I…am confident that his industry knowledge and leadership skills will have a positive impact on Big O Tires for years to come.”
Mr. Kormondy first joined Big O in 1981 to oversee the construction, opening and operation of four stores in Oklahoma City. After serving in various positions, he left Big O in 1987 to work for Maaco Enterprises Inc. as vice president of operations.
He left Maaco in 1994 to work for BCS Technologies, a telecommunications equipment distributor, and rejoined Big O in 2002 as a divisional vice president and became senior vice president in April 2006.
Mr. Kairys joined TBC/Carroll Tire in 2014 after 15 years with Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., where he oversaw the development of key accounts and the execution of overall company growth in roles of increasing responsibility.
Prior to his time with Cooper Tire, he held management and leadership positions with Pirelli Tire North America, as well as with NAPA Auto Parts.
“John’s industry knowledge, expertise on tires and experience working with dealers will be tremendous assets to the team,” Mr. Wilson said. “We’re excited to welcome him to the team and look forward to working alongside him to make Big O Tires the best that it can be for our customers and our franchisee network.”