HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — American Tire Distributors (ATD) has hired Gail Sharps Myers to be its general counsel, chief compliance officer and secretary, succeeding J. Michael Gaither, who is retiring.
Ms. Myers most recently was senior vice president, general counsel and secretary for Snyder's-Lance Inc. of Charlotte. Prior to that, she was senior vice president, deputy general counsel, chief compliance counsel and assistant secretary at US Foods Inc.
In her new role, Ms. Myers will report to ATD President Stuart Schuette and is responsible for the implementation of strategy, managing the legal team and outside counsel and negotiation of business transactions. She and Mr. Gaither will work together to ensure a smooth transition, ATD said.
Mr. Gaither has been the company's executive vice president, general counsel, since 1991.
Mr. Schuette said Ms. Myers "brings a strong operational and distribution legal background.... Her SEC and public company experience will support our journey as we grow and transform our business."
Mr. Schuette applauded Mr. Gaither's leadership, counsel and service, as he said ATD "experienced tremendous growth and success while evolving from a regional family-owned business to North America's largest independent supplier of tires to the replacement tire market."