O. Temple Sloan III, president of General Parts International, Inc., to step in as interim president of Carquest U.S., following the departure from that position of Mike Broderick.
Sloan will assume responsibility for Carquest’s U.S. business while David McCartney, the executive vice president and chief information officer (CIO) for GPI Technologies, will lead Carquest’s information technology and supply chain operations.
Ken Bush has been promoted to senior vice president merchandising and marketing, and Braxton O’Neal has been promoted to senior vice president, Global Product Supply, both reporting directly to Sloan.
Sloan said McCartney’s management experience and knowledge of the industry makes him the right person for this position.
“With over 20 years in leadership of distribution operations, including warehousing, transportation and customer service functions, David will have an immediate impact on supply chain operations,” he said.
Bush joined Carquest in July 2006 as vice president national account sales, and transitioned to division vice president store operations and sales and most recently, vice president of merchandising. Bush has over 24 years in the industry, in various positions including Merchandising, Store Operations, and Commercial Sales and Operations.
In his new role, O’Neal will lead purchasing, inventory management, pricing, classification, product information, and global sourcing. With over 34 years experience in the automotive aftermarket, O’Neal has been with Carquest for the past 25 years.
Carquest Auto Parts has more than 3,000 locations throughout North America.