GAINESVILLE, Va. (Feb. 25, 2015) — Carey Mellor, a former American Tire Distributors Holdings Inc. (ATD) vice president, has joined The Hybrid Shop's (THS) staff as vice president of sales for the Western U.S.
THS said his main focus will be developing the company's dealer network on the West Coast and key markets in the West.
“We're thrilled to have Carey join THS. He comes with a wealth of retail and franchise experience and will be a key player in our future growth” said Dave Crawford, CEO of Gainesville-based THS. “I've known Carey for almost 20 years. He is well connected and a proven winner and will be a huge asset to the company.”
Mr. Mellor is a sales and marketing executive with an extensive background in the automotive industry. He spent 26 years as a vice president in national tire dealerships and, most recently, was vice president of the western division of ATD's Tire Pros unit from 2008 to 2012.
In that role, Mr. Mellor provided strategic direction and leadership to the western region, managing sales operations and business development covering 21 states. He also was the vice president of sales and marketing with AmPac Tire Distributors Inc. from January 1987 to December 2008 — another company acquired by ATD. He led AmPac's operations in sales and marketing for the franchise and company-owned retail divisions.
Also prior to joining THS, Mr. Mellor was president of CWM and Associates, which he founded in January 2013. That business