In the Beginning
In the spring of 1948, Jim and Bernie Shrader founded Shrader Tire & Oil in Toledo, Ohio. A true family business, Jim and Bernie's children Jim Jr., Gerri, and Patti filled roles in the company after school. In the evenings, Jim Sr. would instill the importance of values like honesty, integrity and commitment as the family sat around the dinner table.
The business progressed over the years and by 1985, Jim Shrader Sr. handed the company down to his son. Soon Jim Jr. looked to the commercial trucking market to as the next area to expand the business. As the company grew, so did the Shrader family; many of which became the 3rd generation to run the business.
Even though the Shrader business model ultimately changed, the foundation and core values that Jim & Bernie laid 68 years ago still hold true today.
In the year 2000, Jim Shrader Jr. handed the company down to his son, Joe Shrader. Like most of our staff, Joe rose up through the ranks gaining valuable experience along the way by seeing all facets of the company. This focus on employee development has positively impacted retention and practical professional experience, companywide.
Now with 13 truck tire and fleet service centers, a state-of-the-art Michelin retread plant, and bulk lubricant operations larger than ever, Shrader Tire & Oil has become the premier tire and lubricant distributor in the Midwest.
The Road Ahead
As the 4th generation of the Shrader family begin playing larger roles in the company, Shrader Tire & Oil is setting its sights on the service aspect of professional fleet care. We are aiming to be a long-term partner, offering ways to make fleets run more efficiently through high-performance products, superior service, and a heightened focus on safety.
Joe ShraderPresident & CEO
Following his father, Joe Shrader, now leads the 3rd generation of the Shrader family to run Shrader Tire & Oil. Under his presidency, the company has been able to accomplish steady growth with the addition of many new locations and operations.
Mark MeyerController & CFO
Mark got his start with Shrader over 35 years ago in the Sales Department. After earning an Accounting degree from the University of Toledo, Mark moved into controlling company finances and operations.
John ShraderVice President Tire Sales
A member of the 3rd generation of the Shrader family, John Shrader became Vice President of Tire Sales after working for 25 years on the sales staff. John oversees the Sales staff and Tire Division.
Jim McCabeVice President Oil Sales
Jim McCabe became the Vice President of the Oil Division in 1996 after working in the sales department for many years. Jim is our local celebrity as he played for the Toledo Goal Diggers for 6 years and holds records for goals scored and most points including playoff games.
Dave StarkDirector of Human Resources
Dave Stark joined the Shrader Team in 2001 helping professionalize employee functions of the company. Dave has been an integral component in Shrader hiring, training, and developing the best talent in our industry which has lead to us being recognized as an outstanding workplace for those in the fleet services industry by multiple Human Resource Associations.
Joe ReynoldsProject Manager
In 2004, Joe Reynolds was brought in to consult on our expansion in the Detroit area through the acquisition of our facility in Melvindale, MI. He quickly found a permanent position with the steady growth of our company as a project manager. Joe also assumed roles in helping the ever evolving areas of the company such as logistics, store operations, systems knowledge and keeps the company updated on the newest industry technologies.
Jeff PetersAccounting Administrator
Jeff Peters was brought in to assist in the accounting department in 1997. His journey did not end there as he soon stepped up to systematically upgrade our company’s information technology infrastructure from a single PC company-wide. Jeff has worked hard to keep Shrader’s IT department up to date with the latest technology in the field, all while maintaining his role in the accounting department.
Zach ParkLight Mechanical Division Manager
Zach comes to Shrader after spending the last 15 years in the commercial fleet service industry as a Business Development Manager for Detroit Diesel Engines and Allison Transmissions. The newest member of our team, Zach will now be overseeing Shrader's new light mechanical division.