MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) today announced that Ron Griffin has joined the company as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Customer Satisfaction. Griffin comes to AutoZone from Hewlett-Packard Company, where he was a key member of the leadership team that drove their IT transformation. In his role as SVP, Global Information Technology, he was the CIO of the Enterprise Services Division. Ron also spent 12 years with Home Depot, including eight as CIO, during a period of substantial growth.
Ron will report to Bill Giles, CFO - EVP, Finance, IT & Store Development, Customer Satisfaction.
"We are excited to have Ron join AutoZone and believe he will be a terrific asset to our Company. Ron's extensive experience and background in retail and technology will provide added depth to our management team. We are excited to welcome Ron to AutoZone," said Bill Giles.
As of May 5, 2012, AutoZone sells auto and light truck parts, chemicals and accessories through 4,613 AutoZone stores in 48 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and 297 stores in Mexico.
AutoZone is the leading retailer and a leading distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the United States. Each store carries an extensive product line for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans and light trucks, including new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products. Many stores also have a commercial sales program that provides commercial credit and prompt delivery of parts and other products to local, regional and national repair garages, dealers, service stations, and public sector accounts. AutoZone also sells the ALLDATA brand diagnostic and repair software through www.alldata.com. Additionally, we sell automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, non-automotive products and subscriptions to the ALLDATAdiy product through www.autozone.com, and our commercial customers can make purchases through www.autozonepro.com. AutoZone does not derive revenue from automotive repair or installation.
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