Ken Voelker, president and CEO of Mighty Distributing System of America (MDSA), dba Mighty Auto Parts, a Gonher company, announced the promotion of four employees to key leadership roles.
Brad Bradshaw was promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer. Bradshaw, who most recently was EVP of marketing and product management, has been with Mighty for more than 20 years. Under Bradshaw's leadership, Mighty's programs have expanded to capitalize on evolving market opportunities. In his new role, Bradshaw will continue to oversee Mighty's business operations in marketing, product information, product management, and Mighty's distribution center located in Jackson, Tenn.
Josh D'Agostino waspromoted to EVP and chief development officer. D'Agostino, who started at Mighty almost three years ago as vice president of business development, has extensive experience implementing highly successful strategies that drive growth. In his elevated role, D'Agostino will oversee Mighty franchise development, franchise operations, sales strategies, and competitive acquisitions.
Mike Hudgins has been promoted to vice president of sales. Hudgins, a veteran of Mighty for 30 years, has been instrumental in developing Mighty's sales programs over the last three decades. Before joining Mighty's home office, he worked in a Mighty franchise, starting at the warehouse, progressing to service rep, then salesperson. His experience brings extensive hands-on knowledge of the company’s field sales team.
And Keith Healy has been promoted to vice president of product management. Healy's career with Mighty began in 2003 with responsibilities in product management and training. In his new role, Healy will take overall responsibility of managing Mighty product programs, which includes product life-cycle, supplier relationships, quality control, and maintaining brand integrity.
"Combined, Bradshaw, D'Agostino, Hudgins and Healy bring more than 70 years of Mighty experience," says Voelker." Each of these individuals has been paramount to the growth and success of Mighty and these changes recognize outstanding performance as well as continue to strengthen Mighty's home office team."
Mighty, founded in 1963, is headquartered in Norcross, Ga., and supports 100 franchised distributors in 44 U.S. states and five international markets. The Mighty System features local service, inventory management expertise, and training in conjunction with extensive offerings of OE quality underhood and undercar parts, chemical products, lubricants and shop supplies.