American Tire Distributors is one of the largest independent suppliers of tires to the replacement tire market. It operates over 140 distribution centers, including 27 distribution centers in Canada, serving approximately 70,000 customers across the U.S. and Canada. The company offers an unsurpassed breadth and depth of inventory, frequent delivery and value-added services to tire and automotive service customers.
American Tire Distributors employs approximately 4000 employees across its distribution center network, including approximately 200 employees in Canada.
George McClean joined the organization, as President of NTD Canada, in September 2016. In his role he leads the Canadian team to grow the business through innovation and unsurpassed customer service.
George brings a diverse retail background to NTD. Before joining the company, he worked for W.W. Grainger, a leading North American wholesale distributor and retailer of industrial and safety supply products. George held a diverse set of roles at Grainger in Canada including Vice President of Business Development/Mergers and Acquisitions, Vice President Corporate Accounts and General Manager, and General Counsel. In his sales and general management roles he led a sales and operations team of 800 across 90 locations and contributed to the highest revenue and operating margin in the company's 125 year history.
During his tenure, the company received the distinction of the 'most admired corporate cultures in Canada' for two consecutive three-year terms reflecting a belief in diverse and inclusive teams. Prior to Grainger, George worked for General Motors in Canada and Australia in a number of legal and sales roles, including Director of Sales for the fleet and commercial sales business.
George has a bachelor's degree from the University of Western Ontario, a JD from Osgoode Hall Law School, and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University. In addition, he is a CPA, CMA.