Modern Tire Dealer

OCT 2018

Magazine for the professional tire industry

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M T D O c t o b e r 2 0 1 8 18 O n t h e R i s e WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB IN THE INDUSTRY? Cleaning the tire shop. Aer I did that for a while I graduated to apprentice tire technician. WHAT ATTRACTED YOU TO THE INDUSTRY? I would have to say that the industry chose me. My dad has been involved with the industry for my entire life. I remember going to the shop before and aer school because my dad was busy running a busi- ness. I went to college and studied other careers, but always found myself coming back because I loved helping people and have always enjoyed working on cars and being in a shop environment. I also really like the fast-paced environment of the tire industry and knowing that every day could bring a new challenge for me to solve. WHAT'S THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE YOU'VE FACED IN YOUR CAREER? e biggest challenge I have faced is trying to understand that I can't make everyone happy all the time. I'm getting better, but still beat myself up when I don't get a 5-star rating. WHO HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR CAREER? My dad. I have learned so much from him. Without him I wouldn't be the person I am today. WHAT'S YOUR BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT IN THE INDUSTRY? I believe my biggest accomplishment in the industry is becoming my dad's business partner in our two locations. ere aren't a lot of 30- to 35-year-old owners out there. I had to work really hard to get there. And I suppose that if I had to choose something else, I would choose that I have earned the respect of fellow tire dealers and industry veterans as well. ■ A new generation of leaders is influencing the livelihoods of today's independent tire dealers, and Modern Tire Dealer is recognizing those who are On the Rise. Direct the young stars in your business world to POINT S CAPITAL CITY TIRE & AUTO AND POINT S J&J TIRE & AUTO • HELENA, MONT. Fox, 32, works alongside his dad, Bob Fox, operating two Point S tire stores in Helena, Mont. NICK FOX VICE PRESIDENT

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