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MEET CHRIS POURROY

THE TEXAN

ABOUT CHRIS

Chris Pourroy is our Director of National Accounts. He’s spent 23 years in the tire and wheel business—in all areas from wholesale, retail, B2B, and manufacturing. Each area has been a stepping stone to his role with IMI, as they provided him with unique experiences that allow him to relate to the partners we work with every day.

When he first got into the tire business it was calculated. Chris says he knew that even if cars and trucks were to fly, they would still need tires. After learning about tires and servicing them, he learned to sell and had great mentors teaching him how to lead. Through the years, he’s learned just how deep and technical the tire world can be. He’s also learned that once tires are in your blood, you never truly leave, and the generations ahead genuinely want to help teach the next generation. Learning is a life long habit for Chris.

By being a student of the profession, he brings a level of experience that is unusual. Many “tire guys” can relate to the shop environment; others are very successful on the business side, running a very profitable location; some have grown to become excellent leaders. Chris has worked to weave all of those things together, and in doing so, has a complete picture of how any program we implement with a fleet or dealer impacts everyone with a stake in the game.

Chris lives in San Antonio, TX with his wife and three children. When time permits, he enjoys fly fishing with his son and woodworking.

GET TO KNOW CHRIS…

CHRIS’s favorite Core Value is GRIT.

When things are easy, life is easy. When things get hard is when the real people come out, and that is where you find the real identity of your team. When we can correct the hard stuff, we enjoy the “easy times” that much more.

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CHRIS'S MOTTO IS...

“Yesterday ended last night, today is a new day.” – Zig Ziglar

CHRIS’S favorite part of working at IMI is…

One of the main reasons I enjoy working here is the ability to truly work with a fleet or customer to identify challenges in their organization and bring a solution that is the best in class. The time and effort that goes into product development and the interrelation of products allow me to go into the market carrying solutions vs. products. By doing this, you become an actual partner to their business, not just a peddler of products.

WHAT'S IN YOUR COFFEE?

Hazelnut Creamer.

WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

The example I set for my family. I want them to see that hard work and determination still pays off in the end.

I'm never seen without...

My iPhone.