The Automotive Distribution Network (The Network) has announced the appointments of both Jake Vance, director of product; and Mark Lowry, director of commercial sales/marketing, according to David Prater, president.
“We are pleased to announce the expansion of both our product and marketing departments with the addition of Jake and Mark,” said Prater. “Our group continues to grow, and with the addition of these gentlemen, we look forward to continuing our success and expanding our program offerings as we head into 2018.”
Vance, director of product, will be heading up the brake and undercar categories, and also will manage the PB&E, A/C and chemical product lines. In the industry for more than 18 years, Vance was formerly senior category manager at Advance Auto Parts in Roanoke, Virginia. Lowry, director of commercial sales/marketing will be in charge of the Parts Plus Care Care Center and Auto Service Experts programs, as well as national account sales initiatives. Lowry was formerly assistant category manager at AutoZone Inc. in Memphis, Tennessee.