BARBERTON, Ohio – JohnDow Industries has appointed Drew Dawson to the newly created position of executive vice president-operations. 

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, Massachusetts. 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.