Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Appoints Executive Vice President
SAN ANTONIO Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Inc. (the Alliance), branded under Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper, has announced the creation of a new position — executive vice president. A major role of this new senior management team member will be to lead strategic initiatives that will strengthen the Alliance’s position as an industry leader. Responsibilities will also include interaction with Alliance members and vendors as well as Alliance Parts Warehouse; the Alliance’s co-man Little Rock, Ark., location.
The Alliance, based in San Antonio, Texas, is headquarters for one of the largest aftermarket groups in North America. Its membership consists of privately-held large and medium-sized warehouse distributors as well as parts stores and service centers. This diverse group has an interesting mosaic of cultures, processes and technologies.
On Oct. 29, John Washbish will join the San Antonio team as second in command to Alliance President and CEO, Richard Morgan. He brings with him more than 30 years experience in the automotive aftermarket, more than half of them as a senior executive. His talents are uniquely geared toward this industry as he has worked in automotive manufacturing and with automotive distributors that relied on his strengths to help make them more efficient and profitable.
Washbish commented, “I’ve been involved in the aftermarket for so many years and have grown to know so many of the people I will be working with that it’s almost like coming home since I started my career in my family’s warehouse. This next chapter in my career is so appealing to me since few people have the opportunity to mold their job from scratch and create something unique.”
“Appointing John to this new position is an important step for the Alliance as we continue to grow and react to our ever changing industry,” said Morgan, “We all welcome John with enthusiasm and look forward to a smooth transition as this new position and his responsibilities settle and our members get to know him and his potential.”
John and his wife Carol will be relocating to San Antonio, Texas, in the near future.