VIP Tires & Service has announced the appointment of John Quirk as executive chairman. Quirk has been the Auburn, ME-based company’s chairman and CEO. Tim Winkeler, who has been VIP’s president and chief operating officer, will become its president and CEO. The moves are effective Sept. 1.
Other personnel changes taking place that date include …
• Gary MacCausland from vice president of operations to senior vice president of operations and merchandising.
• Scott Pickard from vice president of finance to CFO.
• Allan Kirkland from CFO of VIP to CFO of Quirk Automotive.
In their new roles, Quirk and Kirkland will focus on real estate management, new store development and acquisitions.
VIP, a Quirk family-owned business, operates 59 locations across Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts that provide retail and wholesale tires and installation, as well as professional automotive services.