Monro Muffler Brake said early Wednesday it named Brett Ponton as its next president and CEO, succeeding John Van Heel, who has decided not to renew his long-term contract when it expires on October 1. He most recently served as CEO of American Driveline Systems, the parent company of AAMCO Transmissions & Total Car Care.
Ponton will join Monro as president on August 1, 2017, and assume the CEO role on October 2. The company also elected lead director Robert Mellor as independent chairman of the board. Robert Gross, executive chairman, will retire from the board and the company at the conclusion of the annual shareholder meeting on August 15.