Mike’s auto parts chain has confirmed that its CEO, Mike Kornel, has undergone a full liver transplant surgery, the chain’s CEO said on Wednesday.
In a statement to Politico, Kornell said, “I’m grateful to the medical staff and staff at Mike’s for their care.
The surgery went well and I have a great chance to live a normal life.
I’m in great shape and look forward to a successful recovery.”
Kornell, 57, began his career in the auto industry as a salesman and worked his way up to the CEO role.
He took over as the chain chief in 2017.
He was in New York City for the first two days of the annual White House visit.
His son, Michael, said that while he is not allowed to talk about the surgery, “Mike and his family are in good spirits.”KORNEL’S INFLUENCES NEWS COVERAGEWith his wife, Christine, on hand to promote the chain, KORNEL has focused his media coverage on his son’s company, Mike’s Garage.
In a statement, Karnell said his son is “in good spirits and is doing well.”
Karnell is also expected to take a break from his role at the chain and has plans to work on a new book.