David Barbeau, an aftermarket business expert, has rejoined Hart Marx Advisors as a vice president and member of the advisory board. Barbeau will contribute his extensive aftermarket knowledge to the firm, ranging from Tier 1 supply to parts distribution and business consulting.
Barbeau was responsible for brand growth and increased penetration on a global level for Tier 1 suppliers Delphi Technologies and TI Automotive. He also co-founded an automotive parts distribution company, which later became part of Advance Auto Parts. In addition to providing his services to major names in the aftermarket industry, Barbeau also is a consultant for businesses in the aftermarket as Barbeau Consulting LLC, with a focus on the China aftermarket, in which he has extensive experience.
“David is well-connected throughout the aftermarket with an incredibly well-rounded portfolio of experience and proven record of success,” said Tom Marx, partner, Hart Marx Advisors. “His depth of experience, knowledge and unique understanding of the different facets of our industry make him a true asset to our team and to each of our clients. We are honored to have him rejoin us.”
Barbeau has a bachelor’s degree in finance and a Master of Business Administration degree in finance from Saint Louis University. He has been a guest lecturer at Tulane University’s Executive Master of Business Administration program and has served on the boards of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association, Automotive Sales Council and Auto Care Association.
The advisory board of Hart Marx Advisors plays a critical role within the organization, providing strategy and relationships within the aftermarket. In addition to Barbeau, the Advisory Board includes the following aftermarket leaders: Chip Carlson, John Dehne, Howard Kesten, Lou Merz, Rick Rollins and Denise Rondini.