American Tire Distributors Inc. (ATD) has named Gail Sharps Myers as general counsel, chief compliance officer and secretary. She succeeds J. Michael Gaither, who is retiring.
Gaither has served the company since 1991 in the role of executive vice president, general counsel.
“Gail brings a strong operational and distribution legal background to ATD, and we are please too add her to our team,” says Stuart Schuette, president and chief executive officer.
“Her SEC and public company experience will support our journey as we grow and transform our business. I would also like to thank Mike for his leadership, counsel and service for well over two decades as ATD experienced tremendous growth and success while evolving from a regional family-owned business to North America’s largest independent supplier of tires to the replacement tire market. We wish Mike and his family the best in his retirement.”
In her new role, Myers will report to Schuette and is responsible for the implementation of strategy, managing the legal team and outside counsel and negotiation of business transactions.
ATD says Myers and Gaither will work together to ensure a smooth transition.
Most recently, Myers served as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary for Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. of Charlotte. Prior to that she was senior vice president, deputy general counsel, chief compliance counsel & assistant secretary at US Foods Inc., Chicago. She has also served in positions at the law firms Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer and Loeb & Loeb LLP.
Myers received a B.A. degree from Howard University and earned an MBA from the W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University. She earned a J.D. from Washington College of Law, The American University.