CHICAGO LKQ Corp. announced that Donald F. Flynn, founder and chairman of the board of directors, passed away Oct. 10.
“We are saddened by the loss of a great leader and friend to so many. Don’s vision and leadership were key to the amazing growth LKQ has witnessed since 1998, the year the company was founded. The company and our shareholders owe Don a debt of gratitude for his dedication to LKQ. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends,” said Joseph Holsten, vice chairman and co-CEO of LKQ.
Holsten has assumed the role of acting chairman of the board, pending the board’s election of a permanent replacement.