Eastern Warehouse Distributors Inc., (dba Eastern Auto Parts Warehouse) today announced that Mike Odell has joined the company as president and chief operating officer. Eastern Auto Parts Warehouse is a privately owned, wholesale automotive parts distributor to professional installers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Odell was previously president and CEO of Pep Boys.
“We are excited to add Mike to our team, as we continue our aggressive expansion,” said Steve Thorne, founder, owner and CEO. “Our mission is to be the best automotive replacement parts supplier for our professional installer customer base, by providing superior inventory levels, strong marketing programs and educational clinics, incredible customer service and consistently fast delivery. Mike’s experience and leadership strengthens our foundation for growth.”
“Eastern Auto Parts Warehouse has a great business model that is built to excel at meeting the needs of its customers,” said Odell. “The company has a strong culture built on its core values of commitment, communication, respect and excellent service. I look forward to us sustaining this culture as we grow the company.”
Founded in 1989, Eastern Automotive Parts Warehouse operates out of 30 locations and a 200,000 square foot, state-of-the-art distribution center to serve more than 6,000 professional installers. The company is an active member of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance. The Alliance is one of the largest auto parts distribution and marketing organizations in the world, boasting more than 50 shareholders across North America, and provides the company with the power to acquire the best products at the lowest possible costs.