With a career spanning two decades spent almost exclusively servicing national and regional automotive service retailers, Jason Phillips was named vice president of sales by the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance president and CEO, John R. Washbish.
“We are fortunate indeed to add an individual with Jason’s skills and experience to the Alliance team,” said Washbish. “Strategically, the Alliance has been placing ever increasing emphasis on addressing the needs of the expanding national and regional service retail segment. Jason’s knowledge and relationships will enable us to develop improved strategies and tactics to become a better supplier to them.”
Phillips comes to the Alliance from American Tire Distributors where he held a variety of positions for the past eight years, most recently, director of Sales-Corporate Accounts. In that capacity he was the primary corporate representative for major accounts, including Wal-Mart, Sears, Pep Boys, Goodyear Retail, Firestone Retail, Monro Muffler, CarMax and others.
In his role as vice president of Sales, Phillips primary responsibility will be to act as main corporate representative to all national and regional service retail accounts. Additionally, he will oversee sales efforts to prospective new Alliance members and direct the national Certified Service Center program that the Alliance markets to independent shops.