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Tom Greco to be Keynote Speaker at AASA Vision Event

An AASA exclusive view on how Advance handled the COVID-19 pandemic and more will be provided.

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Tom Greco, CEO at Advance Auto Parts, will be the keynote speaker for the 2022 AASA Vision Conference located in Dearborn, Mich. Tom will speak during the supplier-only Customer Spotlight segment and will cover this transformative time in the aftermarket industry which requires suppliers and customers to collaborate closely. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear responses to questions asked of the leader of one of the largest automotive aftermarket suppliers in the country in a post-presentation Q&A session.

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“From the onset of COVID-19, one of our key priorities has been to position Advance to emerge even stronger from the pandemic, and our supplier partners play a vital role in ensuring this happens,” said Tom Greco. “Now more than ever, we need to collaborate to address the challenges we all face, immediately and longer-term. I look forward to sharing my perspectives at the upcoming AASA Vision Conference and hearing questions and feedback from our highly valued suppliers.”

Vision will kick-off with a welcome reception at the Henry Ford Museum on April 5 and then will dive right into a full day of presentations, breakout sessions, and networking on April 6. The conference attracts all functions within aftermarket companies, including executives, sales, marketing, category and product management from the aftermarket’s top suppliers and channel partners. 

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“We are extremely grateful to have Tom join the 2022 AASA Vision Conference,” said Paul McCarthy, CEO and President at AASA. “These sessions between supplier leaders and key customers are critical to help relationships grow and develop so success can be achieved by all. His presentation will undoubtedly be a major highlight of this year’s event.” 

Tom Greco joined Advance Auto Parts in April 2016 and has held his current role as President, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and a member of the Board of Directors since August 2016. Previously, Tom served as CEO and a member of our Board of Directors from April 2016 to August 2016.

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Prior to joining Advance, from September 2014 until April 2016, Tom served as CEO, Frito-Lay North America, a unit of PepsiCo, Inc. (“PepsiCo”), a leading global food and beverage company. In this role, Tom was responsible for overseeing PepsiCo’s snack and convenient foods business in the U.S. and Canada. Tom has served as a director of Tapestry, Inc., an American multinational luxury fashion holding company, since December 2020 and formerly served as a director of G&K Services, Inc., a service focused provider of branded uniform and facility services programs, from July 2014 to March 2017.

He is a dedicated supporter of many charitable organizations, including the American Heart Association Heart Walk in Dallas and Raleigh, JDRF, Building Homes for Heroes and United Way. Tom earned his bachelor’s degree from Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario and a master’s degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business in London, Ontario.

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Additional information about the 2022 Vision Conference can be accessed by visiting aasavision.com.

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