Mr. Rooter Plumbing Has a New President3
In 1989 James Doyle was a Mr. Rooter franchisee. James was one of the first franchisees after Mr. Rooter was acquired by what would become The Dwyer Group.
James joined the Dwyer Group in March of 1997. When he began 17 years ago he was serving in franchise support. He quickly moved into vice president of operations for Aire Serv before accepting the position of chief operations officer in June 2003. In 2004 James was appointed president of Aire Serv Heating & Air Conditioning. While Jim was the president of Aire Serv Heating & Air Conditioning it has grown to more than 190 locations throughout the United States.
Since February of 2006 James has served as president for Dwyer Group’s vendor relations department – ProTradeNet. He has grown ProTradeNet to become one of the top buying groups in the vendor relations industry and has spoken on buying group strategies at the International Franchise Association’s annual conference. James is a certified franchise executive under the International Franchise Association’s training program and has held master licenses in four trades prior to joining the Dwyer Group.
“I am very excited to be stepping into such a well-known and respected company,” said James. “Mary has capably led this company as president, allowing Mr. Rooter Plumbing to be an industry leader. I look forward to continuing this trend, with the assistance of our dedicated associates and successful franchisees.”
James Doyle is succeeding Mary Kennedy Thompson, who will become the chief operating officer of Dwyer Group.
“With Mary being promoted, it was very important that we choose the right person to lead Mr. Rooter Plumbing, our largest brand” said Mike Bidwell, president and CEO of Dwyer Group. “Doyle has been with Dwyer Group for many years and is familiar with our concepts and brand standards. We know he is an excellent leader and that he will do great things in his new role.”
“We considered several candidates to fill this position,” said Thompson. “It will be hard to leave Mr. Rooter Plumbing, but I know the company will do great things under Doyle’s leadership.”
It will be interesting to see how Mr. Rooter Plumbing performs under the new leadership of James Doyle.