J Drew Dawson
CEO/Owner Tire Source & Dawson-White Management, Inc.Drew was raised in the Akron area. Following graduation from Copley High School in 1981, he entered Bowling Green State University, graduating with a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration/Marketing in 1985. He was a 4-year Varsity Letterman and co-captain of the Varsity Soccer Team in his senior year. In 1981, he received the Tony Corsiglia Memorial Scholarship, an award presented to the Top Rookie/Varsity Soccer. In 1982 and 1984 he received the Janet & James Hodge Family Scholarship, an award presented to the Top Upperclassman/Varsity Soccer. Drew was the Social Chairman of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity and Vice President and representative to the Inter-Fraternity Council. The Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association named him Academic All Ohio in 1982.
Drew began his professional career in 1986 as a salesman with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in Boston, Ma. He was soon promoted to assistant store manager, store manager, field automotive service manager, and finally, region manager-retail. He left Goodyear in 1991 to go into business. Drew co-owns and operates what is now known as Tire Source, a collection of five independent Goodyear Tire & Automotive Service Centers in Medina, Summit, and Stark counties. His responsibilities include strategic planning, finance, and marketing, including promotion and advertising.
A Rotarian, Drew is a charter member and prior club service chairman of the Medina Sunrise Rotary Club. At Westminster Presbyterian Church, Drew has served on the Personnel Committee, volunteered in the Education department, and is currently a resting Deacon and Elder. Drew was a prior volunteer with Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Summit County. There, Drew maintained six years of continuous, meaningful, heartfelt service with his little brother, Brandon. Drew spent 4 years on the Board of Trustees at Fairlawn Country where he served as Vice President in 2009, President in 2010, and Past President in 2011.
Drew and his wife Amy reside in Copley and have three children, daughters Jordan (13) and Sydney (12), and son Jack (10). He is enthusiastic about soccer, golf, skiing, hiking, and the beach.
President - Dawson/White Management, Inc. DBA (Tire Source)Tom was born in the Akron area, moving with his family a number of times before returning in 1979. He graduated from Copley High School in 1981 and entered the University of Akron, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business/Industrial Management. He was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity while attending the University of Akron.
Tom began his professional career in 1987 as a salesman with Myers Tire Supply in Jacksonville, Florida. He was responsible for outside sales in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. At the end of 1989 he joined The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company as a sales representative in their Commercial Tire Division. He left Goodyear in 1991 to help start what is now known as Tire Source, a collection of five independent Goodyear Tire & Automotive Service Centers in the Akron/Canton/Medina area, which he co-owns. His responsibilities include the management of personnel, finance, operations, marketing, advertising and growth and expansion.
Tom is an active member in his local school district and community. He is a past President of the Copley-Fairlawn Schools Foundation board, which raises funds and administers grants to students and faculty within the Copley-Fairlawn School District. He previously served on the Gemini Board of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. He is currently the President of Ohio Tire & Automotive Association and was a board member of the Northern Ohio Tire Dealers Association. Tom has been named to the Advisory Council for the 2012 International Tire Exhibition & Conference (ITEC) in Cleveland, Ohio.
Tom and his wife Maureen reside in Copley and have two children, TJ (18) and Jake (14). Tom enjoys soccer, golf, hunting and fishing and is enthusiastic about most sports and being outdoors.
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General ManagerGeneral Manager of the Tire Source Team is Patrick Stuhldreher. Pat has been with the Tire Source team since 1996. Pat has over 20 years experience in the automotive service industry.
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