ROANOKE, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 24, 2008--Advance Auto Parts,
Inc., (NYSE:AAP), a leading automotive aftermarket retailer of parts,
batteries, accessories, and maintenance items, today announced Charles
Tyson has joined the Company as Senior Vice President, Merchandising.
Mr. Tyson will be responsible for providing the strategic direction
and leadership for all merchandising areas serving both our DIY and
Commercial customers. Mr. Tyson will report to Elwyn Murray, Executive
Vice President, Customer Development Officer.
"I am excited to have Charles join the Advance Team," said Murray.
"He has an extensive 16-year background in retail merchandising and
global sourcing, and his experience and leadership will be key drivers
in the development and deployment of Advance's merchandising
Prior to joining Advance, Mr. Tyson served as Senior Vice
President, Merchandising and Technology with OfficeMax, Inc. for four
years. Prior to joining OfficeMax, he worked for Office Depot, Inc.
for four years where he held multiple positions with increasing
responsibilities including Senior Vice President, Merchandising and
General Merchandising Manager; Senior Vice President, World Wide
Global Sourcing; and Vice President, Divisional Merchandise Manager.
Mr. Tyson has also held positions previously with Caldor Corporation
and Macy's. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration,
Marketing and Marketing Research from City of London Polytechnic in
About Advance Auto Parts
Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., Advance Auto Parts is the
second-largest retailer of automotive aftermarket parts, accessories,
batteries, and maintenance items in the United States, based on store
count and sales. As of December 29, 2007, the Company operated 3,261
stores in 40 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The Company
serves both the do-it-yourself and professional installer markets.
CONTACT: Advance Auto Parts, Inc.
Shelly Whitaker, APR
SOURCE: Advance Auto Parts, Inc.