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AutoZone Enhances Top Management Team, NAPA’s Steve Handschuh Named Senior VP

AutoZone (AZ) has announced new responsibilities and additions to the company's senior management team. Steve Handschuh, current president of NAPA Auto Parts, has been named senior vice president of AZ commercial. Handschuh spent the last seventeen years at NAPA building its wholesale business. Mike Longo, currently senior vice president of store operations for AZ commercial and ALLDATA, has been named senior vice president for growth initiatives. Additionally, Brad Bacon, vice president and general manager of store operations, will become senior vice president of store operations.

MEMPHIS, TN — AutoZone (AZ) has announced new responsibilities and additions to the company’s senior management team.

Mike Longo, currently senior vice president of store operations for AZ commercial and ALLDATA, has been named senior vice president for growth initiatives. An eleven year veteran of the company, Longo will lead the development of new projects and coordinate with merchandising, marketing, store operations and AZ Commercial to drive sales. Longo will continue to report directly to Steve Odland, chairman, president and CEO, and will remain a member of the company’s executive committee.

Steve Handschuh, current president of NAPA Auto Parts, has been named senior vice president of AZ commercial. He also becomes a member of the company’s executive committee, and will report directly to Steve Odland. Handschuh spent the last seventeen years at NAPA building its wholesale business. AZ Commercial, which is the fastest growing segment of AutoZone’s business, sells parts, accessories and supplies to service chains, as well as up and down the street professional technicians.

Additionally, Brad Bacon, vice president and general manager of store operations, will become senior vice president of store operations. Reporting directly to Steve Odland, Bacon will also become a member of the company’s executive committee.

“We have made significant strides over the past few years in developing both our retail and AZ Commercial businesses,” said Odland. “With these management changes we have positioned our company to continue to build on that successful platform. All three of these individuals are proven leaders and their combined experience and expertise will help us to continue to drive profitable growth and shareholder value.”

For more information on AutoZone, go to: www.autozone.com.

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