ROANOKE, Va., October 24, 2008 – Advance Auto Parts, Inc., (NYSE: AAP), a leading automotive aftermarket retailer of parts, batteries, accessories, and maintenance items, today announced the promotion of Ralph Gonzalez as Regional Vice President. Mr. Gonzalez will report to Kurt Schumacher, Senior Vice President of Operations for stores in the Southeast and Florida.
“I am very excited to have Ralph joining our Team,” said Schumacher. “Ralph brings a significant amount of field leadership experience to our Team.”
Mr. Gonzalez joined Advance earlier this year as National Director of Sales Development. Prior to joining Advance, Mr. Gonzalez worked for Best Buy from 1995 to 2008 in various field management positions. Prior to Best Buy, he worked for the Tandy Corporation and Circuit City in various management positions.
Mr. Gonzalez will be based in Tampa, FL.
About Advance Auto Parts
Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., Advance Auto Parts, Inc., a leading automotive aftermarket retailer of parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items in the United States, serves both the do-it-yourself and professional installer markets. As of July 12, 2008, the Company operated 3,325 stores in 40 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Additional information about the Company, employment opportunities, customer services, and on-line shopping for parts and accessories can be found on the Company’s web site at www.AdvanceAutoParts.com.
SOURCE: Advance Auto Parts, Inc.
Shelly Whitaker, APR
Manager, Public Communications
Advance Auto Parts
5008 Airport Road
Roanoke, VA 24012