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Centric Parts Announces Appointment of Brian Griffin III to Newly Created Position of Director of Catalog and Product Management
(Industry, Calif. - November 13, 2012) - Centric Parts, a leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake components and systems for import and domestic cars and trucks in all driving conditions, has named Brian Griffin III to the newly created position of Director of Catalog and Product Management. Griffin immediately assumes responsibility for Catalog and Product Management.
"We are thrilled to have Brian on board. He brings a great amount of expertise and experience to our already award winning catalog department. He will make an immediate impact on our future catalog and product management plans as we continually work to stay ahead of the competition," said Centric Parts President, Dan Lelchuk. "Few people know the catalog software used in the industry like he does and all of the Centric brands will definitely benefit from his talents and experience."
"Centric already has an outstanding reputation for quality product and cataloging," said Griffin. "I am excited about the opportunity to contribute whatever I can to uphold their record of excellence."
A graduate of Cal State Fullerton, Brian Griffin III comes to Centric following eight years at Interamerican Motor Corporation (IMC), where he was Director of Product Lifecycle and Catalog Management. Before that Mr. Griffin was a clutch kit and assembly manager at ARI. He is President of the National Catalog Managers Association (NCMA) and is a recipient of the 2011 AIA Young Executive of the Year Award.
During his stint at IMC, Griffin was responsible for converting the catalog from a proprietary, home-grown catalog structure to an entirely ACES native environment through Talking Pictures, making IMC compliant with industry data standards.
About Centric Parts ®
Centric Parts, which includes the StopTech and Power Slot brands, is a leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake components and systems for cars, work duty vehicles and performance vehicles. Centric continually innovates significant improvements to brake technology for the street and track, having earned four patents along the way. The company was founded in 2000 in Southern California and has enjoyed solid growth every year since. Originally focusing on replacement parts for everyday use, Centric parts has aggressively expanded into the performance market by acquiring StopTech in 2006 and Power Slot in 2007. Today the company operates multiple warehouse and manufacturing facilities totaling over half-a-million square feet and employing over 500 workers.