Automotive Parts Distributors (APD) has announced that Rod Newlove has taken on the duties of company president as of June 12, 2012.
The announcement was made by Kim Schumacher, CEO of APD.
During his tenure as VP operations for APD, Newlove has demonstrated significant accomplishments in the development of APD’s vision of “The Right Part Fast”.
The company states that he was chosen for his new role because “he is a dynamic, creative, and insightful leader. With over 30 years industry experience he understands the business, the needs of our clients and the strengths of all the staff at APD as we move forward with our corporate vision. He will continue to provide strong leadership in his new role as president in developing APD as a leader in the aftermarket parts distribution business in Western Canada.”
This will allow Kim Schumacher to step back from the day to day operations to focus on business development and growth opportunities for APD. “I look forward to spending more time with our prime customers, new customers and enhancing supplier relationships, to gain a better understanding where APD should best focus its energies and resources to ensure growth and a strong sustainable future for all involved with our great company.””