SAN ANTONIO John Bartlett Jr., CEO of Automotive Parts Headquarters (APH) in Saint Cloud, Minn., was installed as chairman of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance board of directors at the group’s recent meeting in Miami.
During his two-year term, Bartlett will work closely with the board, Alliance headquarters staff and other Alliance shareholders to shape strategy and set priorities for the group. Bartlett has been at the helm of APH since 1976, and the company has been an active member of the Alliance since 1986.
“Continuously growing and developing the group is everyone’s responsibility at the Alliance,” said Bartlett. “A lot of critical support comes from our headquarters team in San Antonio, and our board is extremely proactive and supportive. But our real strength is in our shareholders at-large. I look forward to working with all of these constituencies in the coming years.”
In addition to his work on the Alliance group board of directors, Bartlett has served as a member of the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association Board of Governors. He also is on the board of WACOSA, an organization that provides training and work opportunities for people with disabilities throughout central Minnesota.