FleetPride has announced the appointment of Mike Duffy as its CEO, effective immediately. Duffy also will serve as a director of FleetPride’s parent entity, ASP FleetPride Holdings LLC. He replaces Allan Dragone Jr., who is retiring and will remain an adviser to the company through the end of February. FleetPride is majority owned by affiliates of American Securities, a leading U.S. private equity firm.
“We are pleased to welcome Mike as the next CEO of FleetPride,” said FleetPride Chairman and American Securities Managing Director Will Manuel. “Mike brings more than 25 years of executive leadership in distribution, supply chain, and retail to the Company. He has a consistent track record of success across multiple businesses, and we are confident that FleetPride will grow and continue to prosper under his leadership.”
Manuel continued, “I would also like to thank Al for his leadership at FleetPride over the past four years and for the accomplishments and momentum he has achieved, in strong partnership with the FleetPride management team.”
Duffy is a distribution and supply chain industry executive with more than 25 years of experience. From 2018 to 2020 he served as CEO of C&S Wholesale Grocers, the nation’s largest wholesale grocery distributor and eleventh largest privately held Company based on revenue. From 2006 to 2017, Duffy was at Cardinal Health, where he ultimately served as president of Hospital Solutions and Global Supply Chain, a $10 billion division with over 23,000 employees.
Other experience includes leadership roles in the value chain for both Gillette and Procter & Gamble, where he collectively worked from 2001 to 2006. Additionally, Duffy has been a board member of the Food Marketing Institute and the Retail Industry Leaders Association, and he currently serves on the board of directors for Republic Services.
“I am incredibly excited to join the FleetPride leadership team and partner with American Securities,” said Duffy. “FleetPride’s team has continued to drive higher performance through organic initiatives and acquisitions, which is especially admirable through a challenging 2020. I look forward to working with such a strong and committed team.
“Moving forward, I believe that the business has access to multiple avenues for growth and the talent and determination to deliver it. I can’t think of an opportunity I’d rather be stepping into.”