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News   May 14, 2013   by CARS Magazine


Laurie Bundschu promoted to lead product forecasting, purchasing, and inventory management in Canada and the U.S.

CARQUEST Auto Parts has promoted Laurie Bundschu to the role of Vice President of Product Supply.

She will lead product forecasting, purchasing, and inventory management for CARQUEST U.S. and CARQUEST Canada.

Bundschu joined CARQUEST in November 2010 as Director of Demand Planning and transitioned into Senior Director of Demand Management in September 2011 when she assumed responsibility for store assortment planning.   Prior to CARQUEST, Bundschu held leadership roles in Supply Chain/Logistics, Purchasing, Inventory Management, Six Sigma/Lean, and Global Sales and Operations Planning at Eaton and Caterpillar.

“With 15 years’ experience in supply chain operations and leadership, Laurie is highly qualified for her new role and we are pleased to welcome her to CARQUEST’s senior leadership team,” said Braxton O’Neal, Senior Vice President of Global Product Supply.

Bundschu earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University in 1998 and is a 2013 graduate of Northwood University’s Automotive Aftermarket Leadership 2.0 Program.

CARQUEST Auto Parts has nearly 3,000 locations throughout North America. CARQUEST is a premier supplier of replacement products, accessories, supplies and equipment for virtually all makes and models of automobiles, as well as light and heavy-duty trucks, off-road equipment, buses, recreational vehicles and agricultural equipment. Additionally, CARQUEST distributes and sells tools, equipment, chemicals, paint and accessories.

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