Great WB St. Patrick’s Friendly Sons to Honor McCarthy as ‘Man of the Year’

Feb. 5 — WILKES-BARRE — The Greater Wilkes-Barre Friendly Sons of St. Patrick will hold their 78th anniversary dinner on Friday, March 15, 2024 in Mohegan, Pennsylvania.

The organization announced that it has selected John McCarthy Jr. to be honored as the 2024 “Man of the Year” at the dinner.

McCarthy is best known for his role as president of McCarthy Tire Service. He has held the title since 1997, after his father, Jack McCarthy, a former Man of the Year winner, passed the reins to him.

McCarthy is known as the dealmaker of the tire industry, having been named Modern Tire Dealer’s Man of the Year in 2019 for his forward-thinking vision. His acquisition acumen has propelled McCarthy Tire to become the fifth largest independent commercial tire dealer in the country, with more than 75 locations and 1,500 teammates in eight states.

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

McCarthy also knows the value of being an integral part of a community. He currently serves on the board of directors of Highmark Inc, AllOne Health Resources, AllOne Charities and AllOne Foundation. Past boards of directors included Ecumenical Enterprises, Earth Conservancy, Villanova Business School, Landmark Bank, and served on numerous tire industry boards.

McCarthy graduated from 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 daughter, Rayna. He is looking forward to becoming a grandfather next May.

Tickets can be purchased by contacting Box Office President Dan Casey at 570-417-2374. Ticket cost is $100 per person and includes cocktails and dinner, a choice of prime rib or herb panko crusted cod.

Cocktail at 5 p.m. and dinner to follow.

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