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Original One Parts Announces 2 Executive Appointments

David Merrell has been named vice president of national sales, and Brian Driehorst has been promoted to senior vice president of global procurement.

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Original One Parts, a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries, today announced that veteran automotive sales leader David Merrell has joined the company as vice president of National Sales. In addition, Original One Parts has promoted Brian Driehorst to the newly created position of senior vice president of global procurement.

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“We’re excited to welcome David Merrell to the company as our national sales leader,” said Rick Keister, chairman of Original One Parts. “We’re confident David’s experience in business development and building relationships with large and small MSOs will be a major factor in Original One’s future success. 

“As part of our commitment to continued growth, we are excited to promote Brian Driehorst to oversee our global procurement and supply chain initiatives. The combination of David and Brian working together as peers promises to further accelerate our advancement across all markets.” 

Merrell recently held the role of vice president of MSO Sales for OPUS IVS. Previously, he worked with the automotive diagnostics provider asTech, a Repairify company, which is part of the Kinderhook portfolio. 

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Driehorst has a wealth of experience across the entire spectrum of the industry. He has been part of Original One Parts for more than five years in various executive roles and previously worked at AIG and QCSA where he started his automotive aftermarket career in 2005.

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