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News   March 5, 2012   by CARS Magazine

Carquest U.S. has new senior VP of independent sales

John Kahut brings 36 years of experience and leadership in the automotive aftermarket to the position.

John Kahut has been named senior vice president independent sales for Carquest U.S.

He had previously served the Raleigh, N.C.-based company as vice president, paint and PBE operations and sales.

Carquest U.S. president Mike Broderick said “Kahut brings 36 years of experience and leadership in the automotive aftermarket. In his many years with the company, he has gained broad knowledge and expertise in sales, operations and supply chain, which makes him the perfect match for this position.”

Kahut began his career with Carquest in November 1986 as an account executive in Lakeville, Minn., and shortly thereafter became warehouse manager of the Lakeville Distribution Center. He served as operations manager in both Nashville, Tennessee and Marshfield, Wisconsin. Kahut spent over seven years as an Independent Store sales manager in Albany, GA and Marshfield, Wisc. He also served as vice president DC operations eastern region and corporate vice president operations JV Store Group. Prior to Carquest, Kahut worked for GTC Auto Parts in River Falls, Wisconsin and Moody Chevrolet, Buick & Cadillac also in River Falls, Wisc.

John attended the University of Wisconsin at River Falls, Wisc.

Carquest Auto Parts has nearly 3,000 locations throughout North America.

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