Monro Names New Chief Operating Officer

March 26, 2018

Monro Inc. has picked Evan Naylor to oversee all aspects of its store operations as the company's chief operating officer.

Naylor brings more than two decades of operations management experience to Monro. He's most recently served as vice president of sales and operations at Murphy USA, a national gas station and convenience store chain. Before that he was group vice president at Target Corp., where he was responsible for over $2.5 billion in retail business and 11,000 team members. He also has worked in operational leadership at Home Depot Inc.

Naylor's appointment at Monro begins immediately. He will report to CEO and President Brett Ponton.

“I am very pleased to welcome Evan to our leadership team," says Ponton. "He will assume a vital role in our organization as we continue to advance Monro.Forward, our store operational excellence initiative. Evan’s significant operational experience in both the private sector and the military, as well as his proven track record of driving positive change, efficiency and growth to large organizations make him the ideal candidate for this important position."

“I am very excited to join Monro and support the company’s strategic business transformation. I look forward to working with senior management to realize their compelling vision for Monro’s future,” says Naylor.

Naylor served in the U.S. Army in both the reserves and in active duty for a combined 13 years. He earned a bachelor's degree from Centre College of Kentucky and is expected to complete an executive MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in June of 2018.