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AutoZone Announces Organization Changes

Several longtime AutoZoners have been promoted to EVP roles.


AutoZone has announced changes to the organization. Phil Daniele, a 27-year AutoZoner, currently senior vice president, Commercial, has been promoted to executive vice president, Merchandising, Marketing, and Supply Chain. Preston Frazer, a 14-year AutoZoner, currently senior vice president, Store Operations, has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Store Operations, Commercial and Loss Prevention.

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Additionally, Tom Newbern, a 37-year AutoZoner, will now serve as executive vice president, International, Information Technology and ALLDATA. Mark Finestone, an 18-year AutoZoner, will now serve as executive vice president, Strategy and Innovation.

“These moves strategically position AutoZone for accelerated future growth while allowing us to remain disciplined and laser-focused on our growth opportunities. Phil, Preston, Tom and Mark are all veteran AutoZoners and proven leaders who have led, cultivated and positively influenced all aspects of our business. Each of these tremendous leaders is well-positioned to continue leading the organization and serving our customers for many years to come,” said Bill Rhodes, CEO.