All Star Auto Parts, a specialty distributor of alternative automotive parts and a portfolio company of Atlantic Street Capital (ASC), has named Andrew Sexton as CEO. As part of a planned leadership transition, Sexton succeeds Matt Immerfall, who will transition to the company’s board of directors. The company says Immerfall also will continue to assist in All Star’s M&A efforts and maintain the company’s growth-minded and customer-centric culture.
All Star has completed several acquisitions over the past three years, including in the alternative wheel part space, to transform All Star beyond its traditional auto lights business and into a leading multi-category alternative automotive part supplier. The company has complemented its M&A growth with rapid organic growth and a new nationwide footprint extending into all major U.S. metro markets.
Immerfall commented, “Andrew has extensive expertise growing global automotive manufacturing and related distribution businesses, having held leadership positions based in the Americas, EMEA, and Asia Pacific. His experience within the automotive supply chain, track record of scaling the operations at his predecessor businesses and aggressive growth mindset made him the perfect leader for All-Star’s next phase of growth. We look forward to Andrew collaborating with leadership, sales, and customers to help deliver an even richer, more refined product line. I will remain part of All Star’s story through my new role as executive chairman to ensure the key elements of passion and service that have made All Star successful to date remain a focus and priority of the Company going forward.”
Phil Druce, partner of Atlantic Street Capital, added, “We are pleased to announce this leadership transition at a time of the company’s ongoing expansion. Andrew knows the industry and brings a differentiated set of capabilities to lead All Star’s next chapter of growth as a result of his decades of experience as an operations leader and strategist. He succeeds Matt who has built All Star over the past 13 years as CEO, and we look forward to our continued partnership in his new role.”
Sexton has a combined 20-plus years of experience with Federal-Mogul, as well as with Tenneco following its acquisition of Federal-Mogul. He joined Federal-Mogul in 2000 and held senior positions in quality engineering, lean manufacturing, manufacturing and aftermarket parts. He most recently served as group vice president and general manager for Tenneco’s Americas Aftermarket, Motorparts Division. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and received an M.B.A. degree from Michigan State University.