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 believed in 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 15 truck tire and fleet service centers, two state-of-the-art Michelin retread plants, 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, Jim Shrader, Jr., Joe Shrader now leads the 3rd generation of the Shrader family to run Shrader Tire & Oil. Under his presidency, the company has achieved steady growth and expansion with the addition of many new locations and operations.
Mark MeyerController & CFO
Mark got his start with Shrader over 42 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 six years and holds records for goals scored and most points including playoff games.
Zach ParkVice President - Commercial Operations
Early in his career, Zach Park spent 15 years in the commercial fleet service industry as a Business Development Manager for Detroit Diesel Engines and Allison Transmissions. As a member of the Shrader Tire & Oil executive leadership team, Zach provides direction for Shrader's light mechanical division and oversees our commercial fleet store operations in three states.
Tony Romano joined Shrader Tire & Oil in November of 2018. He is an accomplished financial and operations specialist with extensive leadership experience in logistics and supply chain management.