Brad Ragan, Jr. is president, chairman, and CEO of Brad Ragan Inc., a company founded by his father. It is one of the thirty largest companies in North Carolina with revenues in 1981 of $163 million. The company employs 1,600 in subsidiaries from Alaska to Florida. Although the company sells tires to the public in thirty-eight stores in the Carolinas, a large source of its incomes comes from sales of massive tires used on heavy equipment by mining and road construction companies. Brad Ragan Inc. is the world's largest retreader of such off-the-road tires.