NEW WINDSOR, Md. — Hoober, Inc., a farm equipment dealer with locations in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia, recently announced that John Tice, Jr. has been named the Store Manager at the dealership’s New Windsor, MD location.
In his role, John will be responsible for ensuring all aspects of store operations work together to provide excellent customer service and product support, as well as providing leadership for the New Windsor team.
“I’m really looking forward to working with the farmers, customers, Hoober staff, and other members of the ag community,” said Tice. “It all starts with supporting our customers and I like that Hoober believes in going above and beyond to satisfy the customer.”
John currently resides in Middletown, MD and brings extensive business experience to his new role. He spent 20 years with Central Tractor Farm and Family Center where he held numerous roles including Store Manager, District Manager, and lastly Director of Operations for 350 locations. John spent the last 19 years working for NAPA Auto Parts where he held the positions of Loss Prevention Manager, District Operations Manager, and Area Manager.
“We’re very excited to have John on the Hoober team,” said Don Mikes, president of Hoober, Inc. “He has a strong management and organizational background and has the same commitment to putting the customer first that our dealership has always had. John’s roots in the agricultural community are also a big plus.”
In conjunction with the hiring of Tice, Brian Gott – formerly the New Windsor store manager, has transitioned into a corporate service support position. Brian’s 30 years of experience at Hoober including roles as a Service Technician, Service Manager, and most recently Store Manager, will be invaluable in his new position. Brian brings extensive service knowledge and will be supporting all Hoober stores and technicians in the areas of technical information support, tooling and supplies, technician development, and service administration.
Founded in 1941, Hoober, Inc. has ten locations (Intercourse, PA, Mifflintown, PA, Chambersburg, PA, Middletown, DE, Seaford, DE, New Windsor, MD, Pocomoke, MD, Ashland, VA, Chester, VA, and Wakefield, VA) and serves ag producers, contractors, and rural lifestyle customers throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.