Announcement for Release on: May 23, 2019
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO – Leeds West Groups (LWG) has announced five field promotions from within it’s LW Automotive Division. LWG Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors Member Judd Kyle Shader states,
““I am very excited to announce the LW Divisions new field operating structure. This is something that is very well deserved for these five individuals and a decision that was not made or come to lightly. These five individuals have proven track records and their history and desire to build a world class in-field, in-store, hands-on culture with clear training paths for each team member to follow in their footsteps is bar-none. Not only am I excited about this move for these five team members, I’m even more excited that all five positions and structural changes come from within the ranks of the LWG family. We are truly committed to being the fastest growing after-market franchise automotive repair retail company in the country, and doing so from within the LWG family. We are committed to creating a true next level path with the correct structure and guidance that will help us achieve these lofty goals with the full backing and support of our Board of Directors. I could not ask for a better team in our three current division leaders: Alan Mahrt ASE Division COO, newly promoted Timothy Moran Vice President LW Midas Division, and newly promoted James Gould Vice President LWG Big O Division to collectively achieve our lofty goals”.
Mr. Timothy Moran Vice President of the LW Midas Division East Coast and the LWG Big O Tires Division has been promoted to the head of the entire LW National Midas Division effective April 1st. Mr. Moran joined LWG March 1st, 2017 from a long history with AutoPart International, a sub entity of Advance Auto Parts based in Boston, MA. Mr. Moran will now oversee the whole LW Midas Divisions portfolio of East Coast, Mid-West, and Colorado Operations reporting directly to the CEO Mr. Shader.
Mr. James Gould has been promoted to Vice President of the LWG Big O Tires Division reporting directly to LWG CEO Mr. Shader. Previously Mr. Gould served as the Director of the LWG Big O Tires Division reporting to Mr. Moran. With Mr. Moran’s promotion and sole focus on the LW Midas Division, Mr. Gould has been elevated and directed in charge solely of leading the LWG Big O Division and team. Mr. Gould joined LWG in 2013 after a long career with Midas International in San Diego, CA and Chicago, IL. Mr. Gould will oversee all day to day operations of all LWG Big O Tires locations.
Mr. Matt Lee has been promoted from District Manager of the LW Midas Division CT to Director of LW East Coast Midas, reporting directly to Mr. Moran. Mr. Lee started with Midas International in 2004 at the Midas Norwalk, CT location prior to LWG acquisition of the Midas TBC retail locations in 2013. At that time under LWG, Mr. Lee was elevated to District Manager of the CT locations. Mr. Lee will have direct responsibility for all LW East Coast Division Midas locations, along with direct responsibility of the CT Midas location along with Mr. LaBarre, including direct oversight of the Midas New Jersey locations.
Mr. Ben Oliver has been promoted from District Manager of LW Division IL (Chicago) Midas to Director of LW Mid-West Midas Division, reporting directly to Mr. Moran. Mr. Oliver started with Midas in Denver, CO in 2013 before relocating to Chicago, IL with the promotion to District Manager in 2017. Mr. Oliver will have direct responsibility for all LW Mid-West Division Midas locations, along with Mr. Oliver’s direct responsibility of the Midas Chicago, IL market.
Mr. Brendan LaBarre has been promoted from Store Manager of the LW Midas Division’s largest volume location in Norwalk, CT to added duties of CT District Manager helping Mr. Lee overseeing the CT Midas locations along with his current active duties at the Norwalk, CT locations. Mr. LaBarre joined the LWG family in 2014.
Leeds West Groups (LWG) was founded in 2009 by current CEO Judd Kyle Shader and is headquartered in Greenwood Village, CO. LWG is a management platform that is capitalized by PE and Family Office funds that acquires, owns, and manages National Automotive Repair Franchise brands across the Continental United States including a National real-estate portfolio and National investment opportunities. LWG Board of Directors is Chaired by Joshua Weinreich with LWG currently employing over 850 team-members with over 85 automotive retail locations, operating in 16 states across the Continental United States.
For more information, contact LWG Senior Marketing Manager: Hanna Jerde at Hanna.Jerde@LeedsWest.com or (720) 473 – 6676.