DAILY NEWS Oct 29, 2012 10:10 AM - 0 comments

Epicor Announces New Automotive Aftermarket Leadership Team

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Epicor Software Corporation has announced a new management team for its automotive aftermarket business, which serves hundreds of thousands of replacement parts manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, vehicle service providers, and consumers throughout North America and Europe.

Steve Bieszczat has been appointed senior vice president, automotive and marketing, with responsibility for the company’s industry leading automotive aftermarket electronic catalog, systems, data warehouse products, and services in both North America and Europe. Bieszczat has more than 25 years of experience with Epicor, primarily in the automotive, electrical, hardware and home center, lumber and building materials, and specialty hard goods markets. In addition to his new automotive aftermarket responsibilities, Steve will retain his current responsibilities for Epicor retail distribution solutions.

Scott Thompson has been appointed vice president, automotive eCommerce, a position which complements his existing role leading the Epicor Internet AutoParts (IAP) business, the aftermarket’s largest eCommerce solution linking automotive wholesalers and service providers. Thompson will take charge of the company’s growing portfolio of eCommerce and connectivity solutions as well as the popular Epicor Integrated Service Estimator (ISE) job estimating and parts sourcing solution for specialty automotive service chains.

“Steve and Scott are the right people to lead our team into an exciting new era of connectivity, content, market intelligence, and systems excellence for customers at every level of the automotive aftermarket,”said Craig McCollum, executive vice president and general manager, retail distribution solutions for Epicor. “We are committed to helping the traditional channel in particular maximize service levels while minimizing the cost of doing business. Our business management software, eCommerce and connectivity solutions, data and other products will help a growing number of aftermarket businesses position themselves for long-term growth in this fast-paced and very competitive market.”

Bieszczat and Thompson will be available to meet with aftermarket business owners, managers and other industry professionals during this week’s Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week events in Las Vegas. To meet them and to learn more about Epicor solutions for the aftermarket, please visit the company’s exhibit (booth 2234) at the AAPEX Show.

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