CARQUEST Auto Parts - Craig Barnes Named Senior VP Merchandising

Craig L. Barnes Promoted to Senior Vice President, Merchandising

 

RALEIGH, N.C., May 11, 2009 - General Parts, Inc. announced today that Craig
L. Barnes has been promoted to senior vice president, Merchandising. In his
new role, he will be responsible for creating industry leading
first-to-market programs utilizing our OE and global supplier base and
bringing customers the highest quality products and competitive prices.
Also under Barnes leadership, will be category management, global sourcing,
planogramming, eServices, and commercial and retail based product lines.   

"Craig's 26 years of experience in automotive merchandising category
management, store operations and supply chain management make him a perfect
fit for this new role," President & CEO Temple Sloan, III said. "He has a
proven track record of delivering profitable revenue growth, operational
excellence and people development."

Barnes joined CARQUEST in 2009, and prior to that he worked for over 20
years at AutoZone Inc. in progressively responsible positions. Most recently
he served as vice president Merchandising Brake Systems, Under Car, Global
Sourcing and Quality, where he was responsible for sales planning and plan
achievement, strategic category planning and plan execution, P&L management,
new business development and supplier negotiations for brake systems,
chassis, steering, ride control, drive train and exhaust categories.

As president of CARQUEST Corporation and senior vice president, Marketing,
Todd Hack will continue to lead the Marketing organization, which will focus
on programs and promotions targeting commercial customers, TECH-NET
Professional Auto Service, CARQUEST Technical Institute, Tool & Equipment
and Fleet Solutions.  Hack is also responsible for the Company's advertising
and motorsports programs.

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