Cole has extensive experience in the aftermarket, divided between the distribution and manufacturing sides of the business, and started in the automotive industry in vehicle service and repair. Most recently, he served as senior merchandise manager for Advance Auto Parts, with previous stints at Dana, CSK and Blue Magic, where he gained experience in sales, marketing and category management.
“Alliance Parts Warehouse holds a strategic significance to the Alliance’s future,” said Dan Rader, vice president of product and category management. “When we started the search for this position, it was imperative that we find someone who had global sourcing and category management experience intertwined with a strong understanding of sales and marketing. We are fortunate to have found someone who possesses all those qualities and more. We are confident that Mike will hit the ground running at Alliance Parts Warehouse and start contributing immediately.”
Headquartered in Little Rock, AR, Alliance Parts Warehouse is a multi-purpose enterprise that services all Alliance members. The Alliance Parts Warehouse consolidates and distributes products from over 80 manufacturers, including exclusive Alliance brands like Perfect Stop, Parts Master, and Autobody Master, for weekly shipments to Alliance shareholders in the US, Canada, and Mexico.