WACO, Texas — Dwyer Group Inc., one of the world’s largest franchising companies of trade service brands including the Aire Serv® heating and cooling brand, has announced that Jon Shell has joined the company as chief financial officer and Grayson Brown has joined as general counsel.

“We’re excited to welcome Jon and Grayson to our executive team at a pinnacle time in our organization’s national and international growth,” said Mike Bidwell, president and CEO of Dwyer Group. “They are outstanding executives with knowledge and experience that will benefit us greatly as we take our company to the next level as the leader in the service trades.”

Shell comes to Dwyer Group after serving as chief financial officer for Barbeque Integrated Inc., a portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners that operates 66 Smokey Bones restaurants. His duties included accounting, finance, IT, risk management, new restaurant development, facilities purchasing, and supply chain functions. He also served on the Performance Improvement Team at Sun Capital. Shell is a certified public accountant who began his career at Arthur Andersen.

Shell succeeds Tom Buckley who is retiring from Dwyer Group after 18 years with the company.

Brown most recently served as general counsel for Midas, a part of TBC Corp., which also owns NTB Tire & Service Centers, Tire Kingdom, and other brands. Prior to that, he served as general counsel for Tasti D-Lite and Planet Smoothie and for Sona MedSpa — two roles where he worked for Jim Amos, a past chairman of the International Franchise Association.

Brown succeeds Duke Johnston who worked at Dwyer Group for 21 years and is entering private practice.

“Jon and Grayson are filling critical roles in our organization as we work to grow Dwyer Group into a $2 billion business,” Bidwell said. “They are joining the company during a significant stage of growth. We were very selective in filling these positions given the importance of their roles, and we are very pleased to have them both join.”

For more information on Dwyer Group and its franchise brands, visit www.dwyergroup.com.

Publication date: 10/21/2015

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