Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP), a leading automotive aftermarket retailer of parts, batteries, accessories and maintenance items, announced today Michael Creedon will join Autopart International (AI) as President. Mr. Creedon will lead the Company’s efforts to deliver on its unique value proposition of premium parts and expert service. Additionally, Mr. Creedon will be responsible for growing the company profitably by focusing on the continued execution of that value proposition which is focused on the professional technician and Commercial business. He will continue to leverage the resources and synergies that exist currently between Advance and AI to accelerate their profitability. Mr. Creedon will report to Jim Durkin, Senior Vice President, Commercial Business and will reside in Boston.
“Mike is a natural fit with AI’s high energy, people and customer centered culture. He is a highly engaged leader with a track record of growing profitability by focusing on the customer and delivering a superior service experience,” said Durkin. “Most recently he led Tyco’s Sensormatic subsidiary, after working his way up through the Tyco organization where he began as an analyst. Mike takes a lot of pride in the accomplishments of his team at Sensormatic and I am confident he will lead our Autopart International team to continued success.”
Prior to joining Autopart International, Mr. Creedon most recently served as Vice President and GM, Sensormatic, LLC – North America Sales and Operation where he was responsible for the strategic direction, operational performance and financial contribution of Tyco Integrated Security’s largest North America vertical. Prior to that Mr. Creedon held various leadership positions with ADT Security Services, Inc. and Tyco International (US) Inc.
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 October 5, 2013, Advance operated 4,018 stores in 39 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Additional information about AAP, 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.