Meet Our Team

Team California

Jay Ress

Jay Ress

General Manager

A real industry veteran, Jay has been in the tire industry since the early 80s. As the general manager for the East Bay Tire Commercial Division, Jay oversees five California locations and EBT’s entire Hawaii operation. When Jay is not working or traveling between locations, he enjoys spending time outdoors, either golfing or hiking, or working on his project car.

John Hulsey

John Hulsey

General Manager

John has over 20 years’ experience in the tire industry. Starting with East Bay Tire in 2000, John has worked in just about every division in the company with outstanding knowledge of TBR, PLT, OTR, AG, and industrial tires. John is the general manager for the East Bay Tire Wholesale Division and also oversees three commercial locations in California: Fairfield, Fresno and Salinas.

Joseph Jamie Pehanick

Joseph Jamie Pehanick

Manager, Fresno

Joe began his official career in the tire industry at age 12 with several apprenticeships in various countries around the world. He has held a variety of positions at EBT including logistics, commercial service, and several sales positions. He now leads East Bay Tire’s flagship location in Fresno and is a strategic partner within the Central Valley’s agricultural industry. While away from the office Joe enjoys hunting and shooting.

Daniel Gutierrez

Daniel Gutierrez

Service Manager, Fresno

Daniel began his career at East Bay Tire in 2008 but got his start in the tire industry back in 2004. When he is not helping customers, Daniel likes spending time with his family, traveling and playing soccer.

Neil Larimer

Neil Larimer

Manager, Benicia

For Neil, his career in the tire business began in 1975 in his father’s tire shop. He came to East Bay Tire about 10 years ago and hasn’t looked back. Other than managing the Benicia and Pittsburg service locations, Neil loves spending quality time with his family, golfing and is an avid San Francisco 49er and Giants fan!

Chris Turner

Chris Turner

Service Manager, Benicia

As the face of EBT’s Benicia Service Center, Chris is knowledgeable about the tire and service business, having gotten his start over 15 years ago. He joined East Bay Tire back in 2004.

Scott Lundgren

Scott Lundgren

Service Manager, Pittsburg

Scott’s career in the tire industry began in 2003, but he didn’t join the East Bay Tire family until 2005. Outside of work, Scott enjoys being outdoors and stays busy riding his dirt bike, going camping and working on project vehicles at home.

Mike Trotter

Mike Trotter

Manager, San Jose

Mike Trotter manages the San Jose Service Center and brings 17 years of experience in many facets of the tire business to this role. Prior to joining East Bay Tire,  Mike spent time as a retail tire technician, commercial tire technician, sales specialist and service manager.

Javier Garcia

Javier Garcia

Manager, Stockton

With 34 years in the commercial tire business, Javier’s career has included a variety of service positions including service tech, casing & warranty manager, service manager and commercial sales manager. He has held positions for Ryder Truck Leasing, Goodyear Commercial Tires (West) and Brannon Tires, and has developed a solid customer base throughout Sacramento County and the Central Valley.

Brue Mitchell

Brue Mitchell

Manager, Salinas

Bruce Mitchell is the manager of our Salinas Service Center. Prior to joining the Salinas team, Bruce worked in the material handling industry for seven years specifically in parts and service. He also worked in the automotive industry holding management positions in service, warranty administration and customer service.

Nathaniel Billington

Nathaniel Billington

Service Manager, Sacramento

Nathaniel joins East Bay Tire with over 20 years’ experience in the tire industry. Previously with Big O Tires, Nathaniel brings his 18 years of retail store management and strong customer service skills to our Sacramento Service Center team. He is very focused on building strong customer relationships and is a true 4×4 off-road enthusiast.

Daniel Bixler

Daniel Bixler

Manager, Sacramento

Prior to joining East Bay Tire, Daniel worked for TCI. He started as a tire service technician and moved into fleet maintenance. His background also includes experience in human resources and sales.

Paul Harvey

Paul Harvey

Service Manager, Fairfield

Paul joined East Bay Tire in 2000 as the commercial division was launched. He has over 37 years of tire sales and service experience, and manages the day-to-day service needs of customers local to Solano County and its surrounding areas.

 

Team Hawaii

Ron Yasso

Ron Yasso

Manager, Hilo

Ron is a true tire-industry veteran with over 40 years in the business. Prior to joining R & G Tire Center in 2016, Ron worked for Tire Warehouse and Lex Brodies, both on the Big Island. His experience includes retail tire service, establishing new retails stores and retail store management.

Dave Williams

Dave Williams

Manager, Waipahu and Maui

Dave has been with East Bay Tire since 1998, but he’s been in the tire industry for over 36 years. Residents of Oahu know that when they need tires or have questions about tires, they see Dave! When he’s not in the office or seeing customers, Dave enjoys golfing and is an avid supporter of the 49ers and Raiders football teams.

Ryan Reese

Ryan Reese

Manager, Kona

Ryan started his career in 1989 at a Utah-based tire retailer and served as a store manager for over 14 years. Prior to joining EBT, Ryan held the title of service manager at Lex Brodies Tire in Hilo, Hawaii for 12 years. He currently manages the day-to-day operation in Kona.

Team Arizona

Mike Ieler

Mike Ieler

Manager, Yuma, AZ

Mike Ieler manages the Yuma Service Center.