Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP), a leading retailer of automotive aftermarket parts, accessories, batteries and maintenance items, announced the appointment of Donna Justiss as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer. Ms. Justiss will be responsible for the strategic leadership of all aspects of Advance’s Information Technology (IT) area, including application development and support, infrastructure and information security. Ms. Justiss will report to Mike Norona, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and will continue to be based in Roanoke, VA.
“I am pleased to announce the promotion of Donna to this position,” said Norona. “With more than 20 years of IT experience, Donna brings a rich and diverse set of talents to the CIO role. Her technical knowledge, leadership skills, collaborative approach and commitment to driving outcomes will be key assets to Advance’s IT team as they work to continue providing systems and support to help our stores and team serve our customers better than anyone else.”
Ms. Justiss joined Advance is December 2005 and has held a number of IT vice president roles with the Company, including serving as Interim Chief Information Officer since September 2012. Prior to joining Advance, Ms. Justiss was with Eckerd Corporation for seven years where she held several information technology positions, including serving as Vice President, Application Development. Prior to Eckerd, she spent 19 years with J.C. Penney Company, Inc. where she served in various information technology and accounting roles.
About Advance Auto PartsHeadquartered in Roanoke, Va., Advance Auto Parts, Inc., 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 April 19, 2013, the Company operated 3,969 stores in 39 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Additional information about the Company, employment opportunities, customer services, and online shopping for parts, accessories and other offerings can be found on the Company’s website at www.AdvanceAutoParts.com.
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