Advance Auto Parts (NYSE: AAP), a leading retailer of automotive aftermarket parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items, announced the promotion of Kurt Schumacher to Senior Vice President, National Field Operations. Mr. Schumacher’s responsibilities include leading the operations of the Company’s nearly 3,500 Advance Auto Parts stores and asset protection. Mr. Schumacher will report to Darren Jackson, President and Chief Executive Officer. “I am excited to announce that Kurt will serve as our Senior Vice President of National Field Operations. Kurt is a 37-year veteran in the aftermarket industry and has been a consistent leader for Advance over the past 11 years as an Area Senior Vice President in our Southeastern markets,” said Darren Jackson. “Kurt has a passion for customer service and team development that will inspire our team and demonstrate to our customers that Service is our best part.” Mr. Schumacher joined Advance in 1998 through Advance’s acquisition of Western Auto and over the past 11 years served as an Area Senior Vice President for the Company. Prior to joining Advance, Mr. Schumacher held various roles with Murray’s Discount Auto Stores, Wheels Discount Auto and Western Auto/Parts America. Among his accomplishments with Advance Auto Parts, Mr. Schumacher has led consistent results in his area and led the successful integration of the Discount Auto Parts stores following Advance’s acquisition of the company in 2001. About Advance Auto Parts Headquartered 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 July 14, 2012, the Company operated 3,692 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.