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Genuine Parts Company Announces Officer Change

Napoleon Rutledge appointed to chief accounting officer.


Genuine Parts Co. (GPC) announced today that its board of directors has appointed Napoleon B. Rutledge Jr., as senior vice president of Finance, to the additional role of chief accounting officer of the company. In his expanded role, Rutledge will be responsible for the company’s corporate finance and accounting, including its regulatory accounting matters, financial reporting, financial planning and analysis and accounting policies. 

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Paul Donahue, chairman and CEO, stated, “Napoleon has been a key financial officer of the company for more than 10 years, and he is well-qualified and deserving of his new leadership role. We know he will do an outstanding job, and we look forward to his continued contributions to the company.”

Carol Yancey, executive vice president and CFO, added, “We are both pleased and fortunate to have Napoleon in the role of chief accounting officer. In his 21 years with the company, Napoleon has been instrumental in advancing our corporate finance and accounting functions, and his leadership skills, financial knowledge and accounting experience make him an excellent fit for this important position.”

At Genuine Parts Company, Rutledge has worked in a variety of financial management roles and has extensive experience in corporate finance, treasury, risk management, audit and SEC reporting. Most recently, Rutledge has served as senior vice president of Finance since 2018, and previously was vice president of Finance from 2016-2018 and vice president of Finance and assistant treasurer from 2012-2016. Prior to joining the company in 1999, Rutledge spent four years in public accounting with Ernst & Young.



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