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OK Tire Celebrates Women for International Women’s Month

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Valérie Aubin Boivin from OK Pneus Val D’Or. PHOTO OK Tire

Traditionally male dominated roles have become a thing of the past. OK Tire is paving the way for women in the automotive industry by breaking down barriers and opening doors to positions traditionally filled by men.

OK Tire is seeing women fill a variety of different auto service roles at many of its more than 325 locations across the country. From office administrators to dealer owners and service technicians to boom truck operators, OK Tire is proud to see a greater representation of women in the auto service industry and inspiring the next generation as well. Below are just a few of them.

Cynda Pang has been a valued member of the OK Tire family for over 34 years, beginning her career as an accounting clerk and through her hard work and dedication to the company, she is now the Senior Director, Business Systems & Analytics. In 2019, she was the first recipient to be awarded the Don Blythe Lifetime Achievement Award. This award recognizes employees at OK Tire who, over their career with the company, have made a significant impact on its success.

At OK Pneus Val D’Or, Valérie Aubin Boivin not only drives and operates a boom truck, but she also handles, repairs, and installs OTR tires. She may be a surprise to some at the mining sites, but her professional and friendly attitude shows she is the perfect fit for her role – one most occupied by men.

At OK Tire Owen Sound, Janet Brown, Customer Service Representative, joined the team with no experience in the industry. She transferred her customer service skills she learned working in big box retail, was quick to learn the ins and outs of auto repair and has successfully earned the trust of the local clientele.

No matter your skill level or previous work experience, OK Tire has room for growth and immense opportunity for women looking to further their careers in the tire and auto service business.

OK Tire is an equal opportunity employer and hires the best person for the role based on competence, skill, and experience. Currently, from a corporate perspective, 30% of employees are women. On the retail side, OK Tire dealers are making great strides to change their stores and their employees to help women feel comfortable shopping or going to a tire and automotive repair shop.

 

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