MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoZone (NYSE: AZO),
the nation's leading auto parts retailer, today announced Brad Bacon,
currently Senior Vice President of Store Operations, has been promoted to
Executive Vice President of Store Operations and Commercial. Mr. Bacon, who
joined AutoZone in 2003, begins his new duties today. He will be responsible
for all aspects of AutoZone store and commercial operations.
"Brad is a seasoned retailer with a strong history of managing teams
focused on sales and customer service," said Bill Rhodes, the company's
President & CEO. "He has embraced the AutoZone culture of customer
satisfaction and has provided strong leadership as a member of the executive
management team. He is well equipped to meet our future challenges and
continue to help lead this company to the next level," Rhodes said.
Mr. Bacon, who has spent his entire career in retail, came to AutoZone
from Tops Markets where he served as Executive Vice President of Operations.
He fills the position most recently occupied by Bill Rhodes who became the
company's President and CEO last month.
As of February 12, 2005, AutoZone sells auto and light truck parts,
chemicals and accessories through 3,474 AutoZone stores in the United States
and 67 AutoZone stores in Mexico and also sells the ALLDATA brand automotive
diagnostic and repair software. On the web, AutoZone sells diagnostic and
repair information and auto and light truck parts through www.autozone.com .
SOURCE AutoZone, Inc.
CONTACT: Media, Ray Pohlman, +1-901 495-7962, or
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