Double Coin and CMA, a leading tire manufacturer and marketer announced effective July 31, 2022, Walt Weller will retire from his role as Senior Vice President. Mr. Weller will serve as a consultant, working with CMA.
Mr. Weller’s retirement follows a tenure with the Company of more than 16 years, during which he was instrumental in growing the sales staff of National and Regional Sales managers from single to double digits, as well as expanding territories to Mexico and Central America. developing a comprehensive business plan for the North American commercial market, expanding the number of points of sale to 2,000+, and dramatically improving the awareness of the Double Coin brand to make it one of the top 7 brands in the US commercial market by market share.
"We want to thank Walt for his leadership and impact within the organization,” said Mike Yang, President of CMA. “A steadfast and strategic leader, Walt has been instrumental in the evolution of CMA’s success, overseeing numerous transformational changes to the company. We are grateful to Walt for his dedication and wish him nothing but the best in this next chapter.”
“Walt has been extremely influential in the industry,” said John Hagg, Vice President of Sales and Operations for Double Coin, Canada. “I worked with Walt in 1979 and since then, he has been a mentor, boss, friend and fellow warrior.”
Commenting on his retirement, Mr. Weller says, “It has been an honor to work in this industry and for CMA, contributing to the growth and transformation. I want to offer my sincere thanks to our employees whose hard work and dedication have allowed us to achieve so much. I also want to thank our customers and colleagues for their ongoing support. Serving my last year in a consultancy role is a great way to transition into retirement. I have been blessed to be able to work in an environment that fostered an entrepreneurial spirit and allowed me, along with our team, to implement a strategy that has proven its validity. For that privilege I owe our president, Mike Yang, a huge debt of gratitude.
Prior to his role at CMA, Mr. Weller held senior management positions in sales, operations and marketing, at Bridgestone Firestone Tire Sales Company, American Tire and Service Stores, Bridgestone Firestone de Mexico, and Goodyear Tire and Rubber. While at Bridgestone Firestone Sales Company, Walt spent almost 2 years working in the Tokyo headquarters of Bridgestone Corporation in the North American Division supporting the company’s transition efforts after the purchase of Firestone.
Mr. Weller’s tire industry career began with Michelin Tire Corporation in 1977.