Heath Breedlove has joined Beck/Arnley as its new vice-president of retail and program group sales. He reports to Paul Farwick, vice-president of sales for Beck/Arnley. Prior to Beck/Arnley, Breedlove served as regional director of store sales for General Parts Inc., where he managed sales activities for more than 20 Carquest Auto Parts Stores’ corporate sales.
Grote Industries has announced the appointment of Jim Braun as chief financial officer and John Grote as vice-president of sales and marketing. Bob Shively has also joined Grote Industries as U.S. sales manager, Grote Electrical Connections and Accessories division. Bob will report to Eric Morris at Grote Industries’ Markham, Ontario location.