Automotive Parts Associates (APA) has named Steve Tucker as the organization’s president, effective March 1.
Following an executive search, the board of directors identified Tucker as the ideal candidate to lead APA and its initiatives toward long-term growth.
Prior to his role at APA, Tucker spent the last 11 years serving the Automotive Distribution Network (ADN) as vice president shortly after joining ADN in 2010 to lead the newly acquired Auto Pride division. His quick advancement to vice president for ADN is attributed to his past roles at Delphi, Mid-State Automotive, Federal-Mogul and Dana.
“As a shareholder-driven group, APA prides itself on seeking out the best of the best, and with his extensive past industry and program-group experience we believe Steve Tucker is a perfect fit,” said Douglas Squires, chairman of APA and chairman of Canadian shareholder Bestbuy Distributors Limited. “I look forward to working with Steve to develop new strategies to continue APA’s bottom-line profit growth that directly benefits each shareholder in yearly patronage dividends.”
Tucker will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the organization, as well as development and implementation of strategic plans created in partnership with the APA board of directors to ensure a secure future for the organization.
“APA holds a unique position in the automotive aftermarket,” Tucker said. “Over the years, their members and suppliers have shown a fantastic degree of commitment to the group and to the industry. I am honored to be chosen to bring my own set of tools and lead this great organization.”
With more than 35 years in the automotive aftermarket, Tucker brings his experience in sales, marketing, product management and senior leadership to APA with a commitment to provide continuous and advanced support to the organization and its shareholders.
Automotive Parts Associates is a shareholder-owned cooperative made up of more than 475 independent auto parts distributor locations throughout North America.