John McCarthy Jr. Named 2024 Man of the Year

John McCarthy Jr., President, McCarthy Tire Service

John McCarthy Jr. Named 2024 Man of the Year

The Greater Wilkes Barre Friendly Sons of St. Patrick announced John McCarthy Jr. as 2024 Man of The Year! John McCarthy is best known for his role as President of McCarthy Tire Service. He has held this title since 1997, after his father, Jack McCarthy, a former Man of the Year honoree, passed him the reins.

John is known as the Deal Maker in the tire industry, being named Modern Tire Dealer’s Man of the Year in 2019 for his forward-thinking vision. His keen eye for acquisitions has catapulted McCarthy Tire to the 5th largest independent commercial tire dealer in the country with over 70 locations and 1500 teammates in 8 states.

The company’s growth hasn’t altered the core values he instills of hard work, honesty, and handshake deals. He remembers the roles he has held such as warehousing, scrap tire removal, gas attendant, and sales and knows that each role has made him a better leader.

John also knows the value of being an integral part of a community. He currently serves on the Board of Highmark Inc, AllOne Health Resources, AllOne Charities and AllOne Foundation. Past Boards have included Ecumenical Enterprises, Earth Conservancy, Villanova Business School, Landmark Bank, along with serving on numerous tire industry councils.

John is a graduate of King’s College with a Degree in Business Administration. He currently resides in Shavertown with his wife Lynn. He enjoys spending time with his son, John III and his wife Rayna. He is looking forward to a new role of becoming a grandfather this May.

Please help us to congratulation John on this well deserved honor!!


Founded in 1926, McCarthy Tire Service is a fourth-generation family-owned and operated commercial tire dealer headquartered in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. McCarthy Tire has more than 70 service locations and 14 Bandag retread tire manufacturing plants along the east coast of the United States.

McCarthy Tire is the 5th largest independent commercial tire dealer and the 7th largest retread tire manufacturer in North America, offering tire sales and service for commercial trucks, industrial equipment, off-the-road (OTR) vehicles, agricultural and forestry equipment, commercial fleet services, truck mechanical services, 24-hour commercial roadside assistance, retread manufacturing, and automotive mechanical services and repairs.


Amy Cameron, 570-822-3151,

2560 1920 McCarthy Tire Service
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