Gaither Tool Co., Inc., founded in 1988, is an international organization committed to serving the tire and trucking industry. It invents and manufactures convenient tools and systems needed to service and maintain tires and wheel assemblies.
Gaither Tool Co., Inc., continually invests in research and development to bring to its customers the most effective tools in the business. It strives to improve efficiency and reduce costs for customers all over the world working in truck maintenance shops as well as on-the-road tire service providers including Bandag, Euromaster / Michelin, Bridgestone’s First Stop, and the United States Armed Forces just to name a few.
Gaither supplies products to customers in over 100 countries, selling through exclusive and nonexclusive distributors. Gaither Tool Co., Inc. is headquartered in Jacksonville, Illinois, U.S.A. In 1997 it opened a branch office located in Roosendaal, Holland to better serve the European market. In 1999 that office was incorporated in Holland and Gaither Europe BV was started. Gaither’s manufacturing plant and warehousing for International distribution is located in Taichung, Taiwan.
Richard Brahler – President
I am Richard Brahler II. I am the President and CEO of Gaither Tool Co. and the Managing Director of Gaither Europe BV.
I graduated from Florida Atlantic University and did my post-graduate studies at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan. I started my career in Japan working for Nippon Tech Incorporated, and after a number of years, I returned to the USA and joined my father and our family commercial tire business, Brahler’s Truckers Supply, Inc.
After many years of operating and growing successful tire retreading and tire service locations, I sold Brahler’s Truckers Supply, Inc. to Continental Tire in 2016. Brahler’s Truckers Supply, Inc. became part of Continental Tire’s BESTDRIVE LLC entity in Illinois and Missouri. Now I focus all of my time on Gaither Tool.
Gaither Tool Co. (founded in 1988) and Gaither Europe BV (founded in 1997) have been born from common sense service ideas and products that were derived and invented from our experiences in the tire business. We offer unique tools and equipment that provide tire dealers, commercial fleets, and other service providers the opportunity to be more efficient, complete jobs quicker, safer, and more profitably.
We have an energetic team that is ready to help you with all your equipment needs. Please give us a call!
Daniel Brahler – Product Manager
My name is Daniel Brahler and I am the Product Manager for Gaither Tool Company. I recently joined the Gaither team in 2018. After earning my degree in business management from the University of Miami, I moved to Charlotte, NC to work for a large tech and sales company called Red Ventures. After a year in Charlotte and realizing I enjoyed face to face interactions over virtual ones, I joined the Gaither team.
Gaither has been apart of my life since I was young. Every summer my brother and I would (minimally) help in the warehouse. Now, my role at Gaither entails much more. I am the product manager for every item at Gaither, chiefly among them the ecube which is a mobile tire changer, balancer, compressor, and battery all rolled into one compact unit. My responsibilities at Gaither include sales, operations, inventory, trade shows, and customer service. Our small team is what makes Gaither so responsive to our customers. So give us a call, chances are I will be the one to pick up the phone.
Aaron Patterson – Operations / Sales
My name is Aaron Patterson. I am the Operations and Sales Manager at Gaither Tool Company, Inc. I joined the team in July of 2008. I started in the warehouse and moved my way up to managing the bulk of our daily operations. Before Gaither, I worked 11 years at MII Fixture Group in production and warehousing.
I am a man of many hats to cover my bald head. My duties include, but are not limited to: daily operations, customer service, sales, trade shows, warranties, invoicing, warehousing, shipping, receiving, and inventory. No matter what you need, I am ready and able to assist you!