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 Brad Meader as Partner and Chief Financial Officer. In his role, Meader will support the future growth of the overall Enterprise and each of the Dealer Tire Family of Companies, reporting to Dealer Tire Partner, Chairman and CEO, Scott Mueller.
Meader is a proven finance executive who brings a growth-oriented mindset and nearly twenty years of finance, M&A and capital markets experience to Dealer Tire. Most recently, he held the position of Chief Financial Officer at Marcone Group, a leading distributor of appliance, HVAC, plumbing and commercial kitchen parts. Prior to Marcone, Brad served as Chief Financial Officer of Custom Truck One Source (Ticker: CTOS), a publicly traded provider of specialized truck and heavy equipment solutions. Prior to CTOS, Brad served in roles of increasing responsibility over more than 10 years with Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), including in the Transaction Services and Risk Advisory practices.
“We are excited to welcome Brad to the Dealer Tire Team,” said Scott Mueller, Partner, Chairman and CEO of Dealer Tire. “Brad will be a key leader in driving long-term value creation across multiple operating entities to support the overall enterprise growth strategy, serving as an advisor to the board of directors and audit committee, as well as working collaboratively with leadership at our family of companies while we continue to Play to Win.”
Brad holds a Masters of Accountancy degree from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Accounting and Finance from Georgia Southern University.
“I look forward to the opportunity to join the amazing team at Dealer Tire,” Meader said. “The Company’s longstanding success within the industry coupled with their ambitious trajectory for the future is exciting for me and I can’t wait to support this next phase of growth.”
About Dealer Tire
Dealer Tire LLC was formed out of a family business that was founded in 1999 by the then owners of the former Mueller Tire & Brake, a Cleveland-based retail chain founded in 1918. Today, Dealer Tire’s core business manages replacement tire and parts programs for more than 20 automotive OEMs in the U.S. and China. It serves more than 8,000 automotive dealerships from nearly 40 distribution centers across the U.S. Dealer Tire’s enterprise also includes leaders across the automotive reconditioning, ecommerce and vehicle protection & warranty industry segments through its family of companies. For more information about Dealer Tire, visit www.dealertire.com.