Holley CEO Retires

Holley CEO Retires | THE SHOPHolley President and CEO, Tom Tomlinson, is retiring from his role and resigning from the company’s board, the company announced. Current Director, Michelle Gloeckler, has been named interim president and CEO while the company conducts a search for a permanent CEO, Holley representatives said.

Gloeckler has been a member of the company’s board since July 2021 and has over 30 years of experience in consumer-packaged goods, merchandising, sourcing, manufacturing and strategy,t he company said.

In addition, Matthew Rubel, Holley’s current chairman of the board, was designated and appointed executive chairman of the board until a permanent CEO has been selected, the company said.

“The board thanks Tom for his many contributions and leadership during his twelve years as CEO and nearly twenty years at Holley,” said Rubel. “Tom’s commitment to the business and passion for automotive enthusiasts have helped grow Holley into a recognized leader in the growing enthusiast market with a solid foundation for future growth. We wish Tom well in his future endeavors.

“Holley has an industry leading position in high performance aftermarket products for car and truck enthusiasts, and we are well positioned to execute on our vision of enabling them in their automotive journeys,” Rubel continued. “We are fortunate to have Michelle lead Holley while the Board conducts the search for a permanent CEO. She has a demonstrated ability to connect with customers, drive growth and build teams in consumer portfolio businesses that will serve Holley well.”

“It has been an honor to lead Holley since 2009 and I would like to thank all of our employees for their commitment and service to the company,” said Tomlinson. “We have accomplished a great deal together, and I believe this team will continue to drive strong long-term growth well into the future.”

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