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Advance Auto Parts appoints president, announces leadership changes

Staff writer |
Roanoke, Va., USA - April 5, 2013, Roanoke, Va., USA - Advance Auto Parts, Inc., an automotive aftermarket retailer of parts, appoints George Sherman as president.

Mr. Sherman served as an officer in the United States Air Force for seven years. Afterward, he was with Target for 15 years where he worked his way from Store Manager to Regional Vice President, then served as Senior Vice President, Store Operations for their Mervyn’s department stores.

He then moved to Home Depot where he led their installation business as Senior Vice President and President of their Home Services Division. Most recently, Mr. Sherman served as Senior Vice President, Best Buy Services, which included leading the Geek Squad.

Charles Tyson, who currently serves as Senior Vice President, Merchandising and Marketing, has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Merchandising, Marketing and Supply Chain.

Mr. Tyson joined Advance in 2008 as Senior Vice President, Merchandising.

Jim Durkin, who currently serves as President, Autopart International (AI), will assume the new role of Senior Vice President, Commercial Business.

Mr. Durkin joined AI in 2011. Before joining AI, Mr. Durkin led the global business segment of OfficeMax where he served as Executive Vice President. Prior to OfficeMax, Mr. Durkin served as Vice President, Sales for ARAMARK Corporation.

Tammy Finley, who most recently served as Vice President, Employment Counsel and Government Affairs, has been promoted to the role of Senior Vice President, Human Resources, effective immediately.

Ms. Finley joined Advance Auto Parts in 1998 and has served in several human resources and legal capacities including Vice President, Human Resources.

As a result of these changes, Darren Jackson, President and CEO will continue to operate as the Company’s chief executive officer and will focus on strategic and leadership development.

Additionally, the role of chief operating officer, which is currently held by Kevin Freeland, has been eliminated.

The role of Senior Vice President, Commercial Sales and Marketing, which is currently held by Donna Broome, has also been eliminated.


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