Tire Discounters, the country’s largest 100% family-owned and operated tire and service provider, is proud to celebrate the achievements of Anna Wood, VP and Managing Director, who was recently recognized by the Cincinnati Business Courier as one of the topflight leaders in the region, with its annual Women Who Mean Business selection.
The Women Who Mean Business program celebrates women across a broad range of fields whose achievements over the past year are helping transform their organizations as well as the greater region.
Anna has been an instrumental leader for Tire Discounters, working alongside President and CEO Jamie Ward overseeing the day-to-day business. Anna has also provided hands on management of several key initiatives this past year including the management of Tire Discounter’s auto glass business, where she has championed a growth and re-branding strategy that will greatly accelerate the business in the coming months. Additionally, Anna has served as the lead of Tire Discounter’s emerging e-commerce platform, directing the growth and expansion plans for this important channel. Anna also serves on the company’s Creative Council, providing strategic guidance on all marketing and advertising campaigns.
“I’m honored to receive this recognition as one of the women who mean business in our area. The list of leaders that have been selected for this program over the years is incredibly impressive, and I am humbled to be included this year,” said Anna. “I look forward to continuing to dig in with Tire Discounters and drive our ambitious growth plans in 2023 and beyond.”
Jamie Ward, President and CEO of Tire Discounters, says this announcement is no surprise given Anna’s natural leadership capabilities and significant contributions to the business. “Anna has been a driving force for Tire Discounters as we look to expand key, strategic areas of our business under her leadership. I’m very proud of her development and achievements as one of our senior leaders. This recognition is spot on and well deserved.”
Anna also works alongside her two brothers, Steven Wood and Evan Wood, where all three second generation leaders now direct key business units across Tire Discounters. Steven oversees the recently acquired Carriage House Car Wash division, and Evan, who started as a tire technician, is now working in various management roles across the business.
Anna’s work is part of a broader company effort to expand Tire Discounters to new communities across the region. The company has experienced significant expansion this year, with focus on several strategic areas across the southeast and mid-Atlantic regions. Virginia continues to be a focus for the company, having added multiple locations in western VA this year through the acquisition of Thompson Tire. Georgia and the greater Atlanta area remains a priority for Tire Discounters, with multiple acquisitions coming online across the state of GA this year as well. And the company continues to identify opportunities to broaden reach in existing states like Kentucky and Tennessee, where Tire Discounters has added 7 new retail outlets through a combination of acquisition and new TD store openings. Tire Discounters now operates 181 retail outlets across 8 states.