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 SRU 'Success Starts Here' features TCi President and CEO 



November 13, 2009

CONTACT: Kelly Snow

University Public Relations Intern



SRU 'Success Starts Here' features TCi president and CEO 


SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Joe Finney, a 1986 Slippery Rock University graduate current president and chief executive officer of Tire Centers LLC, will discuss his personal path to success Nov. 24 as part of Slippery Rock University's "Success Starts Here" speaker series.

Finney will lecture at 12:30 p.m. in SRU's Advanced Technology and Science Hall Auditorium. 

The free, ongoing series is designed to spotlight successful western Pennsylvania businesses as a way of inspiring SRU students while showing them how regional entrepreneurs have parlayed business ideas into profitable companies benefiting the region.

           Finney brought 20 years of service experience to TCi and since joining the company has helped Michelin improve U.S. market access while professionalizing the business, leading the expansion of the distribution division and developing a recognized culture of service excellence. 

He will encourage students to understand how important their own drive and ambition is in the process of finding a satisfying career.

TCi is a wholly owned subsidiary of Michelin North America Inc. offering tire-related services and sales in 40 states with 2,100 employees and more than $1 billion in annual sales in 2009.

A native of Meadville, Finney has served as senior executive of the ServiceMaster Co., including work in the Terminix, Trugreen Chemlawn, American Residential Service and the company's international division.

SRU's College of Information, Business and Social Sciences and the SRU School of Business sponsor the series.


Story by: Kelly Snow, a senior communication major from Grove City and an intern in the SRU University Public Relations Office.


Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.

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