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ATD Realigns Senior Leadership Team

Posted on May 24, 2019

In a move American Tire Distributors Inc. (ATD) says reflects its evolution to date and accelerates the company’s ongoing transformation to becoming "the most connected and insightful automotive solutions provider in the industry," the company has realigned its senior leadership team.

CEO Stuart Schuette announced the following changes earlier today.

Owen Schiano, appointed chief operating officer

Schiano will take on the newly created role of chief operating officer, taking on the leadership of both ATD’s U.S. field sales team and the company’s supply chain operations across North America.

"Melding these two functions is a natural next step in ATD’s transformation, designed to create further synergy between our sales and supply chain operations," says Schuette.

Schiano will continue overseeing ATD’s corporate, strategic, customer service and specialty sales teams, in addition to Tire Pros and supply chain operations.

Keith Calcagno, appointed chief merchant and strategy officer

In this newly created role, Calcagno will focus on merchandising and marketing inconjunction with our manufacturer partners to help their customers thrive. Additionally, he will continue overseeing the development of ATD’s transformation strategy and the company’s project management office, which is focused on driving efficiencies and speed-to-market for strategic initiatives for ATD customers and suppliers.

Ivy Chin, appointed chief digital and technology officer

In this role, Chin will focus on unifying ATD’s technology and digital ecosystems, including the business-to consumer TireBuyer.com platform. She and her team also will continue developing and activating the tools that will help ATD improve digitally enabled associate and customer experiences.

Continuing in their roles are:

Rebecca Sinclair, chief people and communications officer; Bill Williams, chief financial officer; Gail Sharps Myers, general counsel and chief compliance officer; and George McClean, president of National Tire Distributors in Canada.

"In an industry that is undergoing transformation, the changes we are announcing today are designed to propel ATD forward and accelerate execution towards our strategy," says CEO Stuart Schuette. "We’re very proud of the team at ATD and the collective talent that has become unique for us in the industry.

“Our associates have been essential to sustaining ATD’s performance in the face of unprecedented industry change. Together with their teams, they have driven our strategy with excellence and passion.”

Related Topics: ATD, Ivy Chin, Keith Calcagno, light truck tires, Owen Schiano, passenger tires, Rebecca Sinclair, Stuart Schuette, TireBuyer.com

Comments ( 3 )
  • Robert Laplander

     | about 7 months ago

    I left ATD some years ago when it became painfully apparent they were no longer focused on their customers. Tire seemed like an after thought instead of their life blood - and it took a lot to get me to that point as I absolutely loved that company. It really pains me to see it keep disintergrating like it is. They keep dinking around with the upper levels while ignoring what they should have been focused on all along - selling and delivering tires, quickly and for a good price. It really is sad.

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