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Eastern Warehouse Distributors Inc., which does business as Eastern Auto Parts Warehouse, recently hired Mike Odell as president and chief operating officer. Odell formerly ran Philadelphia-based Pep Boys-Manny, Moe & Jack.

(For more information, see "Odell resigns as Pep Boys CEO and president.")

Eastern Auto Parts Warehouse is a wholesale automotive parts distributor based in Langhorne, Pa. It serves more than 6,000 professional installers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware through its 30 locations and a 200,000-square-foot, state of the art distribution center.

"Our mission is to be the best automotive replacement parts supplier for our professional installer customer base, by providing superior inventory levels, strong marketing programs and educational clinics, incredible customer service, and consistently fast delivery," says  Steve Thorne, founder, owner and CEO. "Mike's experience and leadership strengthens our foundation for growth."

"The company has a strong culture built on its core values of commitment, communication, respect and excellent service," says Odell. "I look forward to us sustaining this culture as we grow the company."

For more information on the privately owned company, check out myplaceforparts.com.

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