CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Sept. 3, 2002) – American Tire Distributors, formerly Heafner Tire Group Inc., has named automotive equipment veteran Gary Reed its vice president of equipment and supply. Mr. Reed comes to ATD from Hunter Engineering, where he served as national director of training and regional sales manager for St. Louis.
Mr. Reed will direct ATD's business plan, including the sales and marketing strategy of the equipment and supply program for American Tire Distributors' 62 distribution centers nationwide.
“We are fortunate to have found in Gary an in-depth level of experience and know-how that will boost our equipment and supply capabilities,” said Phil Marrett, American Tire Distributors senior vice president of sales and marketing. “His experience and thorough understanding of dealers' needs will help us provide our national dealer network with products and services to enhance their businesses.”
Mr. Reed has worked in the automotive equipment industry in cross-functional roles for 29 years. His experience has ranged from field service and training to territory sales representative and sales manager to national director of training.
“It is fascinating to be a part of a team that works hard to give its tire and wheel retail dealers the support to keep their business running smoothly,” Mr. Reed said. “I'm excited about the opportunities for American Tire Distributors as the company grows and as we continue to enhance the equipment and supply program.”