U.S. Auto Parts Network, an online provider of aftermarket automotive parts and accessories, has announced the appointment of Aaron Coleman as CEO and director, effective immediately.
Coleman, 42, has served as president of U.S. Auto Parts since October 2016 and chief operating officer since September 2010. Prior to that time, Coleman served as executive vice president of operations and chief information officer of U.S. Auto Parts from April 2008 until September 2010, and before that, as senior vice president at Blockbuster from July 2007 to April 2008. He joined Blockbuster as vice president in March 2005.
Shane Evangelist, who served as U.S. Auto Parts CEO and a director since 2007, submitted his resignation to the board and strongly recommended that the board implement its succession plan and name Coleman as CEO.
“The U.S. Auto Parts Board unanimously concluded that Aaron is the right choice to lead U.S. Auto Parts. Aaron’s nine years of service to U.S. Auto Parts have been marked by outstanding performance, and he has demonstrated remarkable talent and sound judgment in everything he does,” said Robert Majteles, chairman of the board. “We are also grateful for Shane’s service to U.S. Auto Parts and we want to thank Shane for his strategic vision and leadership, which has helped shape U.S Auto Parts as a leader in its industry. His contributions will be felt for many years to come.”
“I am proud to lead a great team and company with a clear focus on creating value for our customers, employees and shareholders,” said Coleman. “Our previously issued guidance remains on track and provides us with a strong foundation upon which to build from here. We are excited about our long-term strategic plan and believe our market opportunity will continue to grow.”