Tom O’Hare

SVP & COO

Tom has had an extensive career as a senior operations and finance executive with significant long-term experience in franchising, manufacturing and distribution. He came to LYNX after retiring from franchisor Batteries Plus Bulbs (BPB) where he was Chief Operating Officer responsible for all operations and finance for 14 years. During this time, BPB grew from a small regional operator, to a national retail franchised chain with over 700 stores, 300 franchisees and over $600m in system sales. Tom’s experience in operations management and business planning are directly applicable to the opportunities and challenges facing LYNX. Prior to joining Batteries Plus, Tom spent over a decade with GNB Technologies, a major global supplier of automotive and industrial power products. After progressing through several finance roles, he led the North American operations for the company’s lead acid battery smelters in addition to all logistics operations for the global automotive business. Tom began his career in public accounting in the Irish practice of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd.