Genuine Parts Co.’s board of directors has elected Gregory Miller to the position of executive vice president and chief information officer.
In his new role, Miller will work with the company’s digital team “to expand its omni-channel capabilities and maximize the company’s digital footprint,” GPC said in a news release.
Miller most recently served as senior vice president and chief information officer and, previously, he was chief financial officer for the company’s U.S. Automotive Parts Group from 2011 to February 2016. Before joining GPC in 2011, Miller had more than 25 years of global experience in financial and operational leadership with several large public companies.
“Greg has successfully served as our chief information officer for over two years now and has been an invaluable leader to our corporate-wide IT initiatives,” said Paul Donahue, president and chief executive officer of Atlanta-based GPC. “In his eight years with the company, Greg has distinguished himself as an excellent manager and executive with broad technological, financial and business knowledge. He is well-deserving of his expanded leadership responsibilities and we look forward to his many future contributions.”
The GPC board also approved two officer changes for the U.S. Automotive Parts Group.
After more than 40 years at GPC, including the last two years as president and chief operating officer of the U.S. Automotive Parts Group, Lee Maher will transition into a new role as executive vice president of the U.S. Automotive Parts Group. Maher will be directly responsible for the majority of the divisional operations for this group, allowing him to lead GPC’s field initiatives.
Gary Dunwell was named executive vice president, merchandising, for the U.S. Automotive Parts Group. In this role, Dunwell will have responsibility for pricing, product, retail and marketing, all of which he successfully managed as an executive for GPC’s Australasian automotive business, according to the company.
“Given Lee’s keen knowledge of the automotive aftermarket and deep passion for building strong customer relationships, we look forward to Lee’s contribution in driving our key field initiatives,” Donahue said. “Likewise, we are excited to have Gary join us on the U.S. automotive team and believe his international background will have a positive impact on our merchandising and marketing efforts. Lee and Gary bring invaluable experience and expertise to their new roles and join Kevin Herron, also an executive vice president of the U.S. Automotive Parts Group, to form a very capable leadership team as we move forward.”
GPC Mourns Loss of Timothy Breen
The company also announced the sudden loss of Timothy Breen, president and CEO of Motion Industries, GPC’s Industrial Parts Group.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of our good friend and colleague Tim Breen,” Donahue said. “On behalf of our board of directors, management team and employees, we extend our deepest sympathies to Tim’s family. Tim was a passionate leader, and he will be truly missed.”
Randall “Randy” Breaux and Kevin Storer, both current executive vice presidents of the business, will lead Motion Industries in the wake of Breen’s sudden passing, GPC said.