They keep the company moving. They started out by doing the same thing for trucks.

Most members of our executive team started out working on trucks—changing tires, running engine diagnostics, switching out the filters. So even when they’re working with a spreadsheet, their decisions are driven by what they learned working with a lug wrench. Every member of the team makes a point of knowing what’s happening at garage level. Serving our customers best always comes down to servicing their fleets best.

They keep the company moving.
They started out by doing the same thing for trucks.
Most members of our executive team started out working on trucks—changing tires, running engine diagnostics, switching out the filters. So even when they’re working with a spreadsheet, their decisions are driven by what they learned working with a lug wrench. Every member of the team makes a point of knowing what’s happening at garage level. Serving our customers best always comes down to servicing their fleets best.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

President & CEO
Senior Vice President, Solutions Division
Senior Vice President, Tire Division

Chief Financial Officer

Vice President, Human Resources
Vice President, Commercial Sales
Chairman Emeritus
IT Director
Director of Strategic Solutions
Director of Specialty Sales

Director of Purchasing

Director of Accounting
Director of Payroll and HRIS
Director of Risk Management
Senior Director of Strategic Accounts
Director of Operations, TRACS & Distribution

Director of Customer Relations & Credit

Director of Professional Development
 

Marty Herndon

President & CEO
Experience: Marty has been with Snider for 21 years and has 30 total years of industry experience.
Background: Graduate of the Riley Institute at Furman’s Diversity Leaders Initiative; The Buckley School of Public Speaking.
Outside the Office: Marty serves dinners at the Salvation Army in Hickory. He is also a board member of the Crossroads Compassion Project and is involved with Compassion International, World Vision, the Paul Miller Home, Little Samaritan’s Mission, Samaritan’s Purse, and Samaritan’s Feet.

Keith Allen

Senior Vice President, Solutions Division
Experience: Keith’s first job was with Snider Tire as a summer job in high school. He has 18 years of total industry experience with Snider.
Background: UNC Chapel Hill Double Major Economics, Management & Society; Kelley School of Business at Indiana University – Masters of Science in Finance; Charlotte School of Law – Juris Doctorate; Licensed attorney in North Carolina.
Outside the Office: Keith received the Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve Award from the DOD for Snider’s Veteran’s Recruitment program, which he founded in 2015. In addition, he has volunteered a total of 300 hours assisting low income households with tax legal matters. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids and cheering on the Tar Heels.

Scott Strong

Senior Vice President, Tire Division
Experience: Scott has 28 years of industry experience and nine of that is with Snider. His first job was with Chick-fil-A.
Background: Two years at Anderson College; Goodyear Sales training; Michelin Sales training; Bandag Sales Training; Sandler Sales Training; The Buckley School of Public Speaking.
Outside the Office: Scott serves in his church, enjoys spending time with his wife of 24 years and their two daughters, fishing and hunting, and attending Clemson football games.

Sean Baird

Chief Financial Officer
Experience: Sean has 31 years of industry experience and 18 of that is with Snider. His first adult job was as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army.
Background: B.S. in Engineering from USMA, with a minor in Math and Economics; MBA from Clemson University.
Outside the Office: Sean and his wife help young people get a good start in life. They sponsor high school students to play club level sports so that they are able to earn college scholarships, provide funds for them to start their own businesses after high school, and give them a place to live while they finish high school.

Rich Cannon

Vice President, Human Resources
Experience: Rich has 15 years of industry experience and nine of that is with Snider. His first job was working at the Chick-fil-A in the McAlister Square Mall.
Background: B.S. in Finance from Clemson University; The Buckley School of Public Speaking; SC Banker’s School.
Outside the Office: Rich organized, collected, and distributed shipments of relief items for a rural orphanage in Port-de-Paix, Haiti. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, hiking, and serving the community through his church.

John Wilkes

Vice President, Commercial Sales
Experience: John started in the industry in 2003. He joined our team in 2009.
Background: John earned a Bachelor of Media Arts degree from the University of South Carolina. Since joining Snider, he completed training in “Seven Habits of Highly Successful People.” He is certified as an Integrity Sales Trainer.
Outside the Office: John’s favorite way to spend spare time is with his wife and two sons. He also loves to play electric guitar.

John K. Snider

Charirman Emeritus
Experience: John grew up in the tire business, working alongside his father, John H. Snider, who founded Snider General Tire in 1976. He has 42 years of industry experience.
Industry Awards and Leadership Positions: MTD Tire Dealer of the Year 2010; American Commercial Tire Network, President 2000-2013; Bandag Dealer Council 2000-2008, Chairman 2000, 2007; Michelin Dealer Council 1995-1998, Chairman 1998; Michelin Dealer Advisory Council 2009-2017
Background: B.S. Business Administration from UNC Chapel Hill; Graduate of Leadership Greensboro.
Outside the Office: John is involved with the Rotary Club of Greensboro and on the Salvation Army Advisory Board and the Guildford Technical Community College Board of Trustees.

Tom Allen

IT Director
Experience: Tom has spent over 40 years in tech management. He joined Snider in 2018.
Background: Tom has served for many years in a variety of ministries, including work for Bob Jones University and Harvest Christian Academy in Guam.
Outside the Office: Tom is a member of the Board of Directors for Regeneration Reservation Ministries and Lester Roloff Enterprise Radio Ministries. He loves spending time with his family, working out, muscle cars, softball, and the Indianapolis Colts.

Samantha Clanton

Director, Strategic Solutions
Experience: Samantha got started in our industry when she joined Snider in 2009.
Background: Samantha studied Construction Management at East Carolina University. She also attended the customer service training program at Rockhurst University.
Outside the Office: Samantha volunteers at her son’s school and with BackPack Beginnings, a children’s charity. She also loves reading, gardening, hiking—and spending time with her husband and son.

Matt Creswell​

Director of Specialty Sales
Experience: Matt has worked in our industry since 1986, joining Snider in 2000.
Background: Matt is a scout leader and volunteers at Good Shepherd Anglican Church. He has never forgotten the advice he received years ago: Own up to your mistakes, pay for them if necessary, and put them behind you.
Outside the Office: Matt loves to compete in activities including golf and boating.

Willie Gladden

Director of Purchasing
Experience: Willie first got into the tire business when he joined Snider in 2005.
Background: Willie is a former Marine Sergeant. He went on to earn an AAS in Computer Programming, and a BS in Business Management.
Outside the Office: Willie has served as Jaycees’ President and is a trustee of his church. He loves to put his mechanical talent to work repairing engines, which he does in his own shop.

Karen Greeson

Director of Accounting
Experience: Karen entered the industry in 1987 and joined our team two years later.
Background: Karen has a degree in accounting and is now working toward a degree in finance. She also earned certification in our leadership training program.
Outside the Office: Karen is most fulfilled when she is helping others, which includes volunteering at a homeless shelter. She also loves to spend time with her family—especially outdoors. Over the years she has supported a soccer club, sponsoring talented kids and serving as a team manager.

Maria Kesten

Director of Payroll and HRIS
Experience: Maria has worked in our industry since 1999. She joined Snider in 2016.
Background: Maria earned an Associate’s Degree in Accounting from Brookhaven Community College. In her working life she has embraced the advice she received early on: “Don’t be afraid of change. Be afraid of not changing.”
Outside the Office: Maria loves gardening and spending time with her family.

Tony Mullen

Director of Risk Management
Experience: Tony’s path to his position at Snider included jobs in security for Allstate Insurance, as well as playing shortstop for a radio station softball team. He got into our industry in 1997 and joined Snider in 2009.
Background: Tony earned a BS in Business Management from Liberty University. In his role serving his community, he won the Jack G. McCaskill Award from the Rotary Club.
Outside the Office: Tony is president of the Crossroads Compassion Project, in which role he helps protect and empower orphans and “at-risk” young people. He also serves as an ambassador for a group that educates and supports those with special needs. In his spare time he likes to run (he calls it an addiction), and has competed in many marathons.

Mark Pruitt

Senior Director of Strategic Accounts
Experience: Mark started in the industry when he joined Snider in 1997.
Background: Mark served in the United States Air Force. Since he joined our team he has received training from the Buckley School for Public Speaking.
Outside the Office: Mark coached middle school football for 10 years. These days he does a lot of hiking. He likes to lift weights. And he likes to work on old cars.

Charlie Rierson

Director of Operations, TRACS & Distribution
Experience: Charlie joined Snider in 2008—his first job in our industry.
Background: Charlie earned a BS (Cum Laude) in Political Science from Greensboro College. He’s currently pursuing General Management Executive Education from UT Austin. He is a certified TIA-300 Instructor.
Outside the Office: Charlie spends his spare time with his five children and his wife.

Marty Rudisill

Director of Customer Relations & Credit
Experience: Marty has been with Snider since 1993 and has 37 years of industry experience.
Background: Jr. Accounting Degree, Director of Credit Certification.
Outside the Office: Marty helps raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Research Foundation. She is a published poet. She loves her church, her family and shag dancing.

Wayne Wilson

Director of Professional Development
Experience: Wayne has worked in Human Services for 25 years. He joined Snider in 2017.
Background: Wayne is a Certified HR Professional. He has also earned certifications in Leadership Circle 360, Myers Briggs personality inventories, and as a professional coach.
Outside the Office: Wayne is a Master Scuba Dive Trainer, and loves swimming. When he’s not in the water he also enjoys gardening.

John K. Snider

Charirman Emeritus
Experience: John grew up in the tire business, working alongside his father, John H. Snider, who founded Snider General Tire in 1976. He has 42 years of industry experience.
Industry Awards and Leadership Positions: MTD Tire Dealer of the Year 2010; American Commercial Tire Network, President 2000-2013; Bandag Dealer Council 2000-2008, Chairman 2000, 2007; Michelin Dealer Council 1995-1998, Chairman 1998; Michelin Dealer Advisory Council 2009-2017
Outside the Office: John is involved with the Rotary Club of Greensboro and on the Salvation Army Advisory Board and the Guildford Technical Community College Board of Trustees.

Background: B.S. Business Administration from UNC Chapel Hill; Graduate of Leadership Greensboro.