SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Global Parts Network has named Kennard “Ken” Thole as director of business development for the western half of the U.S. and Canada. Thole brings more than 30 years of heavy-duty aftermarket experience to the position and will report to Jim Pennig, vice president of business development for VIPAR Heavy Duty.
Most recently, Thole was the western regional sales manager for Fras-le North America. He also has experience as the western regional manager for Carlisle Motion Control and as a partner with Robert Thole and Company, a heavy-duty sales agency covering five western states.
“Ken is a self-motivated and results-driven sales professional that we are thrilled to welcome to our team,” said Pennig. “His past experience and industry knowledge related to brake and wheel-end product will be a great asset for the VIPAR Heavy Duty family of companies and Global Parts Network.”
Jay Pagano continues to serve as senior director of business development for Global Parts Network in the eastern half of the U.S. and Canada.