CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dealer Tire, a Cleveland-based company that helps auto manufacturers and car dealers grow their tire and light maintenance business, has named Andrean Horton as Partner and Chief Legal Officer. In her role, Horton will proactively advise on the Company’s growth strategy from a legal perspective, identify potential risks and create innovative solutions, and assist in setting and implementing the company’s overall governance and policies. She will start on September 7, 2021, and report directly to Dealer Tire Partner and CEO, Scott Mueller.
Horton brings more than 20 years of experience to her role at Dealer Tire, specializing in providing counsel and leadership to growth-oriented companies. Most recently, she served as chief legal officer at Myers Industries, where she also acted as interim president and CEO during a period of leadership transition. Horton has held similar senior leadership roles in multiple organizations, including A. Schulman, where she worked for eight years.
“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Andrean to the Dealer Tire team, where she will serve as an ambassador and advocate for our values, our people and our organization,” said Scott Mueller, Partner and CEO of Dealer Tire. “Andrean has a unique ability and expertise to lead dynamic teams, tackle new opportunities and provide sage, strategic counsel, which will help support our organization’s future growth and long-term success.”
As Dealer Tire’s chief legal officer, Horton will lead the legal team and be responsible for the organization’s general and commercial legal matters including, compliance, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, employment, contracts and negotiations, government relations and other general business legal issues. Horton will serve as an advisor to the Dealer Tire senior leadership team and the Board of Directors on a wide range of strategic, tactical and operational issues, pragmatically managing legal risks.
“I am thrilled to be joining the passionate and driven team at Dealer Tire,” Horton said. “Together, we have the incredible opportunity to grow our impact and further the company’s proud legacy and commitments to fairness, accountability, innovation and playing to win.”
Horton holds a Juris Doctor degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from University of Michigan. Her recognitions include Savoy’s 2018 list of most influential black lawyers and the Ohio Diversity Council’s 2017 Top 12 Business Women Award. She is a dedicated and involved member of the professional and local community, currently serving as director and committee member of the Ohio Bar Liability Insurance Company and trustee and past president of DANCECleveland.
About Dealer Tire
Dealer Tire LLC is a family business that was founded in 1999 by the owners of the former Mueller Tire & Brake, a Cleveland-based retail chain founded in 1918. Dealer Tire manages replacement tire and parts programs for more than 20 automotive OEMs in the U.S. and China. It serves more than 10,000 automotive dealerships from nearly 40 distribution centers across the U.S. For more information about Dealer Tire, visit www.dealertire.com.