TORRANCE, Calif. — The Hybrid Shop L.L.C. (THS) has rehired 30-year automotive aftermarket industry veteran Carey Mellor and named him vice president of sales.
He will be a part of the senior management team at the business that specializes in hybrid and electric vehicle training and development, focused on growing the network of franchised dealers nationwide.
For the past five years, Mr. Mellor has been an independent business consultant, working with clients specializing in retail, marketing and franchise development, along with sales management, manufacturing partnerships, distribution, strategic planning, e-commerce and coordination of multi-brand strategies.
His clients have included businesses in the U.S., United Kingdom, Central Europe, South Korea and China.
THS said his work with the company has been instrumental in the development of a revised franchise program.
Mr. Mellor also has experience in the automotive tire and repair category, as well as experience working with manufacturers and the independent dealer channel. He was vice president of sales and marketing with AmPac Tire Dist. Inc., where he was involved in the development and launch of the Tire Pros retail franchise program.
Mr. Mellor also worked as vice president, Western Division of Tire Pros.
THS recently hired Dave Crawford as president and chief operating officer. Mr. Crawford oversees day-to-day operations and management.