NOTES FROM MY DESK

NOTES FROM V.P. OF COMPLIANCE & GENERAL COUNSEL

April 3rd, 2020

Even if you don’t realize it, everyone deals with trademarks on a daily basis. “Trademark” is another way of referring to brands, and brands are what influence consumers’ purchasing decisions. You do not want a competitor hijacking your creative hard work to confuse these consumers into buying from them, rather than the true brand source.

NOTES FROM THE TERRITORY MANAGER

March 6th, 2020

When replacing tires on your car the size tire, load and speed rating is where you start. All car manufactures put tires on their vehicles that match the vehicles intended use, vehicle weight and top speed capabilities of the vehicle but where do you go from there?

NOTES FROM THE V.P. OF NATIONAL SALES

February 7th, 2020

One of the things I’ve always enjoyed about my job is the opportunity to travel and meet new people. Traveling always seems to provide me with chances to see lots of examples of Customer Service, and those examples run from ”OK” to “GREAT” to “How does that person even keep their job?” Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart once said “There is only one boss.

NOTES FROM THE HEAD OF E-COMMERCE DEVELOPMENT

January 3rd, 2020

As a new decade approaches, the way tire buying has changed and how everyone in the industry has adapted will be one of the key takeaways to note. The convenience of consumers completing transactions online has evolved and reached a point where it’s becoming common to do so daily. The act of completing a transaction online is called e-commerce

NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT 2

December 6th, 2019

What abilities make you a superstar at your job? In order to answer this question, you must be able to identify the set of hard and soft skills that define your skillset. Hard skills are abilities you can gain through education, training programs, certifications, and on-the-job training. These are typically quantifiable expertise that can be easily defined and evaluated.

NOTES FROM THE CEO 2

November 1st, 2019

Some things never change! No matter the industry, the year, the overall business climate, we are only as good as our team allows us to be. We have all heard the age-old saying “a team is only as good as its weakest link.” Well, let me tell you, those are words to live by. How do we recruit and keep great talent, how do we motivate our people, how do we challenge them to

NOTES FROM THE OPERATIONS MANAGER

October 4th, 2019

“Hey Red! I need you to change a lightbulb in my office. Oh, and now that you’re here… We want to roll-out a paperless-workflow that seamlessly ties into a Smart Warehouse Management System that precisely tracks every tire we have.” – Tony, Joaquin, Orlando, Craig, etc. Yes, I am Red… and yes, I’m pretty sure all of the execs at Tire Group have said some form of the quote above.

NOTES FROM THE CFO

September 6th, 2019

What’s the first thing that pops into your head when you hear the words “Finance Department”? Most likely it is some variation of accounting, budgets or paying the bills… and those are all accurate descriptions in most organizations, but there is so much more to what a good Finance team does for a company. We are the engine that makes a company run.

NOTES FROM THE COO

August 2nd, 2019

I’d like to share a story with you about something that happened last week that blew my mind away. There’s a specific service that we needed in the state of Texas so I started contacting a wide array of those service-providers. Of all the vendors I reached out to only one person actually answered the phone and this individual was the only one to respond via email.

NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT

July 5th, 2019

Our Mission Happiness dealer trip, was our most engaging company event ever! It really showcased what the TGI family is all about and why we call ourselves “The Winning Team!” Before we departed we had our usual business meeting which covered a wide array of topics, from the state of our industry, new brand developments, pricing, forecasting, etc…