Advance Auto Parts has appointed Brad Buss and Reuben Slone to the company’s board of directors. Their appointments were effective March 7.
“We are pleased to welcome Brad and Reuben to our board of directors,” said John Brouillard, executive chairman of the board for Advance Auto Parts. “Brad possesses almost 30 years of experience in the technology industry. His financial background and board experience will be a solid addition to our board. Similarly, Reuben has over 20 years in the supply chain industry, with a strong change management focus. Their expertise and leadership will be great assets to us as we work to serve our customers better than anyone else and grow our company’s profitability.”
Buss recently retired as the chief financial officer (CFO) of Solarcity Corp., where he had served since 2014. Prior to his role with Solarcity, he served as CFO of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. from 2005-‘14. Buss also held prior financial leadership roles with Altera Corp., Cisco Systems, Veba Electronics LLC and Wyle Electronics Inc. Buss has served on the board of directors for Tesla Motors since 2009 and Café Press since 2007. He currently serves as the audit committee chair for Café Press, and was a former audit committee chair for Tesla Motors.
Slone currently serves as senior vice president, supply chain management at Walgreen Co., one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains and part of the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. Prior to joining Walgreens in 2012, Slone served as executive vice president, supply chain and general manager of services for OfficeMax from 2004-‘12. Prior to OfficeMax, Slone held various supply chain leadership positions with Whirlpool Corp., General Motors Corp. and Federal-Mogul Corp. He also held prior consulting positions with Electronic Data Systems Corp. and Ernst & Young.