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Advance Auto hires supply chain v.p.

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ROANOKE, Va. (July 10, 2014) — Advance Auto Parts Inc. has hired David Allen to be senior vice president of supply chain management.

Mr. Allen will lead the automotive aftermarket parts distributor’s supply chain function for its stores and commercial customers. His duties include developing strategies to support the integration of Advance’s supply chain with Carquest, according to the company. He will report to Charles Tyson, executive vice president of merchandising, marketing and supply chain, and will be based in Raleigh, N.C.

Mr. Tyson said the addition of Mr. Allen continues Advance’s “work toward providing superior availability to our stores and customers. David brings extensive leadership and supply chain experience, and we look forward to his contributions to our supply chain capabilities.”

Prior to joining Advance, Mr. Allen served as the senior operations executive for Del Monte Foods, Dell Inc. and Frito-Lay North America. He recently was an operating partner for TriPointe Capital Partners, an investment firm in distribution companies. Mr. Allen holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Kettering University – General Motors Institute and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Graduate School of Business.

Roanoke-based Advance Auto Parts operates 5,276 company-operated stores and 105 Worldpac branches, serving about 1,400 independently owned Carquest-branded stores in 49 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Canada.

More information is available on the company's website.

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