In the U.S. and Canada, growth was as high as 50 percent, the company says.
Mullen brings a wealth of experience in the application parts categories.
Manufacturers report double-digit sales increases at independent specialty shops and through online direct-to-consumer.
AutoZone repurchased 663,328 shares of its common stock for $900 million during the third quarter, at an average price of $1,357 per share.
In the first quarter of 2018, the average transaction price for a used vehicle was $19,657. This reflects a 2.2 percent increase in sales price from the first quarter of 2017 and a 17.6 percent increase from the first quarter of 2013.
These changes were made in a direct effort to increase the company’s overall strength in the marketplace.
While forging strong relationships with smaller companies, the company also formed partnerships with select powerhouses last year, including AAMCO and Bridgestone/Firestone.
Toyota Motor Corp. has announced its plans for electrified vehicles for the decade 2020-2030.
Based in Southern California, Fairless will be responsible for aftermarket business west of the Rockies, including major warehouse distributor accounts in the region.
DENSO expanded its sales operations to Plano to support the growing concentration of automotive customers in the region, notably Toyota Motor North America and its dealership network.
As heavy duty national sales manager, Barry is responsible for sales and marketing for regional and national accounts, product support and training.
The new additions were put in place at the beginning of 2017 and represent a significant expansion of coverage in Peterson’s sales territories, the company said.