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John Dow Appoints Drew Dawson to Executive VP of Operations


Drew Dawson PhotoJoe Dease, President of JohnDow Industries recently announced the appointment of Drew Dawson to the newly created position of Executive Vice President-Operations.

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Dawson brings lengthy experience to JDI in the tire and automotive aftermarket industries. He began his professional career in 1986 as a salesman with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in Boston, Ma. He quickly was promoted through the ranks ultimately becoming a Regional Manager-Retail. He left Goodyear in 1991 to go into private business and became the co-owner and operator of Tire Source, now a collection of five independent tire and automotive service centers in Northeastern Ohio. Dawson will retain his co-ownership of Tire Source.

At JDI he will be responsible for overseeing and directing all company operational and financial functions with major emphasis on effectively planning, executing and continuously evaluating the financial and operating plans to meet corporate goals for growth and profitability. Dawson will have direct responsibility for accounting, human resources, warehousing/distribution and purchasing/inventory.


Dease commented, “With over 25 years in the automotive aftermarket, Drew brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to JDI. We are excited to add him to the growing JohnDow team. It is a rare opportunity to find someone who has extensive and widespread industry experience in sales, management, financial planning and ownership. It is a perfect fit for JDI as we aggressively expand our organization.”

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