HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 6, 2017) — American Tire Distributors Inc. (ATD) has hired Rebecca Sinclair as its chief people officer, tasked with strengthening ATD's recruiting and retention efforts.
Ms. Sinclair has more than 20 years' experience in human resources and employee development, having previously worked with Starbucks Corp., Victoria's Secret Stores L.L.C., Hooters L.L.C. and Clear Channel Media.
Most recently she was chief human resource officer at Southeastern Grocers L.L.C., the fifth largest supermarket in the U.S. with more than 65,000 associates, ATD said.
According to ATD President and CEO Stuart Schuette, Ms. Sinclair's hiring represents the company's comittment to its employees.
"Through her leadership," Mr. Schuette said, "we will focus on a people-first strategy to better engage our teams, strengthen our recruiting and retention efforts, and position ATD as an employer of choice."
Ms. Sinclair holds a master in business adminsitration in international business from the University of Texas at Arlington and a bachelors of arts degree in interpersonal and rhetorical communications from Iowa State University.
She also holds a graduate certificate in Asian business studies from Tongji University in Shanghai.