Interstate’s Leaders

Norm Miller Chairman

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Norm Miller, Chairman of Interstate Batteries, Inc. started his career at his father’s Interstate distributorship in Tennessee and by the early 1960s, moved to work for his mentor, company-founder John Searcy.

Norm took his place at the helm of Interstate Batteries in 1978. He expanded the Interstate family of dealers to more than 200,000 across North America.

In addition to his marketing savvy, Norm is known for his strong Christian business principles, and often speaks to interested organizations around the country. Norm’s faith defines who he is, and he and his management team offer a ministry to interested Interstate employees through a Corporate Chaplain Department.

Beyond the Norm

Norm serves as a board member for Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas Seminary Foundation, the Overseas Council and BEE World. He is co-founder of the Great American Race, America’s premier vintage car event for more than 25 years, and a founding team member of I Am Second ( In his spare time, he thoroughly enjoys freshwater fishing.

Scott Miller President AND CEO

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Scott Miller, who serves as President and CEO, has been with Interstate Batteries for more than 25 years.

His tenure with Interstate began in the Dallas warehouse where he would work over summer breaks as a teenager. Since that time, Scott has held various roles within the company, including National Account Executive and Manager, Independent Distributor Regional Manager, Director of Marketing, Director of Interstate-owned Territories, Vice President of Creative Communications and Events, Vice President of Interstate All Battery and Senior Vice President of the Distributor Operations and Innovation Team.

Since taking the helm in 2013, Scott has been the driving force behind the company’s Purpose and Values and its culture of serving customers first.

Scott graduated from Colorado Christian University with a bachelor’s degree in business management. He is a member of the Young Presidents Organization Dallas Chapter and The CEO Forum, and along with his wife Donna, is a benefactor of the Louise Herrington School of Nursing of Baylor University.

Outside of Interstate, Scott enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, fishing and supporting the English Premier League team Manchester United Football Club.


Dale Herold President and General Manager – Distributor Operations

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Dale Herold is President and General Manager of Interstate’s Distributor Operations segment. Prior to joining Interstate, he had responsibility as Chief Customer Officer for EnPro where he also served as Vice President of Continuous Improvement.

After earning his mechanical engineering degree from Grove City College, Dale gained a solid grounding in operations with multinational conglomerate General Electric. Since then, he’s successfully developed multinational businesses and worked closely with Distributors across the U.S., Canada, Latin America and Asia.

Dale and his wife have two children, and he enjoys spending time on the lake bass fishing with his son.


Tyler Reeves President and General Manager – National Accounts

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Tyler Reeves serves as President and General Manager of Interstate’s National Accounts segment, focusing on account service, business development and channel penetration strategies.

He started his career at Interstate Batteries as Director of Brand Strategy and Innovation where he led customer communication, national account marketing and product management.

Prior to Interstate, Tyler worked as a CPA at Coopers & Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers) and eventually moved into marketing strategy roles for multiple brands at PepsiCo/Frito-Lay. He earned a bachelor's degree in accounting and marketing from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the SMU Cox School of Business.

Tyler enjoys spending his weekends with family, playing guitar and coaching kids' sports.


Walt Holmes President and General Manager – All Battery Center

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Walt Holmes is President and General Manager of Interstate’s All Battery Center retail segment and also PowerCare.

Additional roles served at Interstate include Vice President of PowerCare and Interstate-owned territories, as well as Vice President of the Distributor Operations group. With his vast experience across Interstate Batteries, he is well-positioned to lead franchisees into impressive growth in business and retail segments.

Prior to joining Interstate in 1995, Walt worked for several Dallas law firms handling litigation, employment and insurance matters.

Walt graduated from Baylor University with a bachelor’s of business administration degree and juris doctorate degree from Baylor Law School. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Texas General Counsel Forum.

He is an avid fan of John Grisham novels and thoroughly enjoys coaching baseball and playing golf. Walt and his wife reside in Coppell with their three children.


Jon Savage President and General Manager – International Distributor Development in China

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Jon Savage, President and General Manager of Interstate’s International Distributor Development segment in China, started with Interstate in 1993 and has held various positions in Marketing and Supply Chain. Jon is member of several trade associations, including Battery Council International, the International Lead Zinc Study Group and the Department of Commerce Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Non-Ferrous Metals.

Prior to his current role, Jon was instrumental in maintaining Interstate’s designation as the number one collector and recycler of lead-acid batteries in North America as Vice President of Recycling.

Jon earned a bachelor’s degree from Criswell College. He is married with three daughters and is an active member of his church. In his spare time, Jon enjoys reading about history and fly fishing.


Chris Willis Vice President of Talent Group and Chief Legal Officer

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Chris Willis is Vice President of Interstate’s Talent Group and Chief Legal Officer. He has responsibility for the enterprise’s human resources, including team member development, training, recruiting, engagement and retention. As Chief Legal Officer, Chris has responsibility for enterprise legal matters, including risk and litigation management, intellectual property, corporate governance and transactions.

Chris earned bachelor’s degrees in economics and political science from Southern Methodist University and a juris doctorate from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. He began legal practice in Dallas, Texas, where he handled insurance and commercial litigation.

Since joining Interstate in 2005, Chris has served as Director of Legal Services, Director of Human Resources and General Counsel.

Chris is very active in and has served in various leadership positions in the Texas General Counsel Forum and the Children’s Trust, supporting Children’s Medical Center Dallas. His pastimes include biking, running and spending time with his wife and three daughters.



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Grant Dismore serves as Interstate’s Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer and brings more than 20 years of corporate management experience to his role with the company.

Before joining Interstate, he developed and led supply chain optimization at companies, including Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Cadbury Schweppes with a record of success in integrated sales, distribution, field operations, fleet management and strategic planning.

He graduated from the Open University Business School in London with a master’s of business administration in corporate finance and business management.

A devoted husband and father, Grant enjoys spending time with family, golfing, cycling and outdoor activities.

SUPPORT SERVICES - Information Technology

Onyeka Nchege Vice President and Chief Information Officer

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Onyeka Nchege serves as Interstate’s Vice President and Chief Information Officer and brings more than 20 years of leadership experience of strategy development and overall landscape development of technology solutions to his role with the company.

Before joining Interstate, Onyeka led Coca-Cola Bottling in leadership and management of IT platforms, services and infrastructure with his expertise in new business development, sales support and application development. He is known for modernizing technology in the field and delivering large digital initiatives. Onyeka also served the Pillowtex Corporation, where he directed software application development and implementation of many solutions as well as developing, enhancing and maintaining working relationship with end-users, technical staff, management, consultants and vendors.

Onyeka graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Georgia State University.

Onyeka and his wife Yulanda have four children. When he’s not enjoying sports or spending time with his family, he enjoys playing golf and watching movies.


Will McDade VICE PRESIDENT AND Chief Finance Officer

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Will McDade serves as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Interstate Batteries. In this role, he directs all financial activities for the organization, including accounting, planning, treasury, tax and shared services.

Before joining Interstate, Will spent 15 years with Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a variety of leadership roles in finance and operations culminating in his last position as Senior Vice President in Finance. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and has a passion for driving breakthrough, employee-led change.

Will earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from the University of Dallas.

Will is the Vice President of the Board of Trustees at Parkway Hills Baptist Church and is on the board of advisors for both TMAC and Executive Connection. He was recently one of the co-authors of the "AQI Lean Six Sigma International Black Belt Training Standard" released in 2015.

An avid baseball fan, Will enjoys coaching his son's baseball teams and rooting on the Rangers and Frisco RoughRiders.

Corporate Strategy


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Dennis Brown has more than 40 years of industry leadership and serves as the Corporate Strategy Advisor working alongside the CEO on Interstate’s key initiatives.

Dennis started his career with Sears and later worked at Johnson Controls where he focused on original equipment batteries and gained experience in battery manufacturing, design and quality standards and control.

He joined Interstate in 1991 as Director of National Account Sales. Next, he served as Vice President of National Account Sales and Marketing and then moved to lead an acquisition and expansion into what is known as our Interstate All Battery Center franchise group. In addition, Dennis served as Vice President of Marketing and Chief Marketing Officer and then Senior Vice President of Interstate’s SLI Commodity Battery Systems group.

Dennis is a graduate of Wayne State University.

A strong supporter of Habitat for Humanity, Dennis is married with three children, eight grandchildren and enjoys fishing and playing golf.



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Michael Tapp serves as Vice President of Corporate Development for Interstate Batteries. He first joined Interstate in 2008 and has served as an officer since 2011. As a strategic operating executive, Michael has served as President of PowerCare Service and Solutions Inc., Interstate’s industrial battery platform and also as President of All Battery Centers Inc., Interstate’s multi-unit franchise system. Currently, he leads Interstate’s corporate development strategy.

Prior to joining Interstate, Michael held senior executive roles at both operating and private equity organizations while serving on the Executive Committee of the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship at Texas A&M University’s Mays School of Business.

Michael currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Dallas Summer Musicals and on the International Committee of the International Franchise Association. He is an active member of the Chief Executive Network and the Young Presidents Organization, where he serves on the Leadership Committee for the Dallas YPO-WPO Christian Fellowship.

Michael earned an MBA from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree from the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University.

Outside of his professional and community endeavors, Michael enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors, playing tennis and reading.