OK Tire Stores, one of the largest independent tire and auto service retailers in Canada, announced the appointment of Jim Bethune as its new President and Chief Executive Officer effective immediately.
“I am very excited to join the team and look forward to help build on its success, execute its growth plan and further strengthen OK Tire’s customer first approach,” Mr. Bethune said. “I am confident in the road ahead and am honoured to lead this extraordinary company as we embark on the next stage of its development and growth.”
Mr. Bethune brings a wealth of experience to this role, having extensive executive leadership experience building core foundational business practices which will ensure the continued growth and innovation at OK Tire, while meeting the challenges of today’s ever evolving markets.
Amongst his most recent roles, he was Chief Operating Officer at Neelands Group Limited and held executive positions at other organizations including North American Tillage Tools Company and CARSTAR Automotive Canada.
“We are thrilled Jim has accepted the position of President and CEO at OK Tire,” says Shayne Casey, Chairman of the Board of Directors at OK Tire Stores Inc. “As we continue to build on our exciting plans ahead, we are confident that his keen understanding of franchise operations, combined with his entrepreneurial spirit, will be a force in driving OK Tire forward.”