CarParts.com, an e-commerce provider of automotive parts and accessories, and a one-stop shop for vehicle repair and maintenance needs, has announced the hiring of tenured industry leader Michael Huffaker as chief operating officer, effective today.
Huffaker brings with him unparalleled e-commerce and brick-and-mortar expertise, having most recently served as vice president, category leader, for Amazon Fresh Grocery. He has a history of step-change performance improvement in the businesses he has managed, including known, best-in-class retailers. Huffaker’s interest in the B2B sector also allows for an opportunity in a currently fragmented space, as he sees the potential to double down on the level of service that can be offered. Laser-focused on building and scaling supply chains, product and business management, and building large, diverse teams, Huffaker’s approach aligns with the long-term strategy and vision of CarParts.com.
“As we look to the future of CarParts.com and what is needed to take our business to the next level,Michael was the obvious choice for COO,” said David Meniane, CEO. “It is clear he is a customer-centric executive with the financial discipline and operational excellence required to not only succeed but thrive within our organization. We believe he will be a great cultural fit, his skills and mindset mirror those of the company, and together we can accomplish great things.”
As COO, Huffaker is responsible for ensuring customers receive a world-class experience, from the moment they place an order to the time it arrives on their doorstep. “I’ve been following the trajectory of CarParts.com for some time now, and it’s impressive to see their growth, success and impact on the industry,” said Huffaker. “I look forward to identifying areas of opportunity, specifically focusing on delivery speed, safety, and reliability, and applying my background to various sectors of the business. I am confident we can enhance operations, accuracy, and profitability for the company today and in the years to come.”