Advance Auto Parts Names Carl Hauch, Senior Vice President, to Lead Human Resource
ROANOKE, Va., Oct 13, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Advance Auto Parts, Inc., (AAP60.96, +1.17, +1.96%), a leading automotive aftermarket retailer of parts, batteries, accessories, and maintenance items, today announced Carl Hauch will transition to the role of Senior Vice President, Team Member Excellence. Mr. Hauch will be responsible for leading Human Resources and for guiding Team Member development strategies, systems and processes. Mr. Hauch will report to Tami Kozikowski, Chief Development Officer and will re-locate to Roanoke, Virginia.
"Carl brings an impressive blend of strategic leadership skills, experience in store operations and a keen understanding of customers to his new role. Advance's success requires a continued and intense focus on enabling, empowering and inspiring our Team Members," said Kozikowski. "With his more than 20 years of leadership experience, Carl has a proven track record for achieving results. He will be instrumental in creating a culture where every Team Member reaches excellence in their performance with their customers, their team, and in their career with Advance."
Mr. Hauch joined Advance in June 2008 serving as Senior Vice President, Operations -- West. Prior to joining Advance, Mr. Hauch worked for Starbucks Coffee Company, where he ultimately served as Vice President, Operations responsible for the strategic direction and profitability of 650 stores across nine states in the Mountain Region of the United States. Prior to that, he served as an International Managing Director and CEO for Starbucks in Switzerland and Austria, where he was responsible for setting strategic direction and overseeing the turnaround of operations in both countries. Mr. Hauch attended the Rutgers Graduate School of Management and holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Economics from Rutgers College.
About Advance Auto Parts
Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., Advance Auto Parts, a leading automotive aftermarket retailer of parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items in the United States, serves both the do-it-yourself and professional installer markets. As of July 17, 2010, the Company operated 3,497 stores in 40 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Additional information about the Company, employment opportunities, customer services, and on-line shopping for parts and accessories can be found on the Company's web site at www.AdvanceAutoParts.com.