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AutoZone Supply Chain SVP Rod Halsell to Retire

Halsell joined AutoZone in 1985 as a part-timer and has held several positions in store operations, including store manager and district manager.

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AutoZone announced that Rod Halsell, senior vice president, supply chain, will retire on Nov. 10.

Halsell joined AutoZone in 1985 as a part-timer and has held several positions in store operations, including store manager and district manager. He moved to supply chain in 1994, holding various management positions at the company’s Lavonia, Georgia, and Phoenix distribution centers before moving to the Store Support Center in Memphis as director of supply chain in 2003. Halsell was promoted to vice president, supply chain, distribution in 2005, and in 2015 became a member of AutoZone’s Executive Committee as senior vice president, supply chain.

“I would like to thank Rod for his many contributions to our organization over the last 33 years,” said Bill Rhodes, AutoZone chairman, president and CEO. “In addition to being a great leader in our company, Rod was heavily involved in the Memphis community providing leadership for a capital campaign that raised more than $12.5 million for a new facility for the Mid South Food Bank. We wish Rod and his wife, Barbara, all the best in retirement and their future endeavors.”

Halsell added: “It’s been an incredible 33 years of experience and enjoyment at AutoZone. I’m extremely proud of all the successes that our remarkable AutoZoners have been able to accomplish as we’ve built a phenomenal culture that’s second to none. I am grateful for the opportunity that I had to work with and for so many incredible AutoZoners in our stores, distribution centers and at the Store Support Center throughout my career.”

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