Brent Hesje

Brent Hesje

Executive Chair, Fountain Tire Representative


Brent Hesje has served on the Board of Directors since January 2005 and was elected Executive Chair May 19, 2022.


In 1992 Brent joined Fountain Tire as Marketing Manager, became an owner and Vice President of Marketing in 1994, and in 2005, was appointed CEO. He started in business with Procter & Gamble and spent seven years in sales management and category marketing positions throughout Canada.


Brent is active in the community and industry having served as the Chair of: Board of Governors of NAIT, Automotive Industries Association of Canada, YPO Alberta Chapter, Western Canada Tire Dealers and The Support Network.


He is currently a Board Member of Great Western Brewing Company, Edmonton Elks CFL Football Club, Canadian Brewhouse, and Fraser Institute.


Brent has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan, is an Ivey Quantum Shift Fellow and an alumnus of the Governor General Conference.


Brent received the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce 2018 Northern Lights Award of Distinction, for his exceptional leadership, and for the impact he and Fountain Tire have had on the greater community.


In 2019, Brent was inducted into the Tire Industry Association (TIA) Hall of Fame, in recognition of his significant contributions to the growth and development of the tire industry.


In 2021 Brent was named a Distinguished Friend of NAIT and in 2022 was awarded the MacGregor Cup by The Roy Group. “The MacGregor Cup recipients excel in the competencies of mastery, leadership and character.


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