US Auto Parts Network, Inc., one of the largest online providers of aftermarket automotive parts and accessories, has named David Morris, formerly the SVP of merchandising and inventory control at Icahn Automotive LLC, as its new chief merchandising officer.
In this role, Morris will serve as a member of the company’s executive team, leading global sourcing, merchandising and product development for CarParts.com and JC Whitney. He will also help lead its growth strategy and inform its approach to trade and supply chain issues.
“David has spent his entire career creating opportunities and ensuring quality in the automotive industry,” said US Auto Parts CEO Lev Peker. “He has a tremendous track record with Icahn Automotive, and we are excited for him to bring that same strong approach to CarParts.com and JC Whitney.”
As SVP of merchandising and inventory control for Icahn Automotive, Morris managed and maintained more than $1.3 billion in global inventory and $3 billion in purchased assets across 47 distribution centers and more than 900 locations.
“US Auto Parts has a longstanding history and exceptional leadership team, and I am honored to join it,” said Morris. “The company is poised to seize opportunities across the industry and become a true ‘first mover,’ and I am looking forward to helping the company reach its ambitious goals.”
Morris has more than 25 years of automotive supply chain experience. Before joining Icahn Automotive, he served as the VP of supply chain and business development for The Parts Authority. His contributions and support were instrumental in the company’s $500 million revenue growth over the span of 5 years. From 2001-2009, he led collision parts and supplies company Auto Body Panels as president and CEO.
Morris is a former board member of the Collision Industry Conference and the Certified Automotive Parts Association, and a current Yang Mentor for the Auto Aftermarket Industry Association.