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Paul Stewart Named Centric Parts Executive VP of Sales & Marketing
(Industry, Calif. - September 25, 2014) Centric Parts, North America’s leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake components and systems for import and domestic cars and trucks in all driving conditions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Stewart to the newly created position of Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
In this position, Mr. Stewart will lead the sales and marketing team, overseeing performance, fleet, program group and medium duty sales as well as traditional Qualis and Centric sales. He will report directly to Dan Lelchuk, President and CEO of Centric Parts.
“Paul brings an outstanding track record of sales and marketing success to the team,” said Centric Parts President & CEO, Dan Lelchuk. “His vast experience in the automotive aftermarket, particularly in brake and chassis, will benefit the company in many ways, and his intimate understanding of our Qualis operations, customers and product range will be invaluable.”
"I'm very proud to be leading the Centric Parts sales & marketing team," said Stewart. "Centric has a tremendous reputation in the industry for offering quality products combined with industry leading customer support, which makes my job a lot easier. I look forward to building upon the tremendous growth Centric has enjoyed as we continue to strengthen our existing programs and expand into new product categories."
Mr. Stewart joined Centric Parts during the acquisition of Qualis Automotive in July, 2013. He co-founded Qualis in 1999 and most recently served as Vice President, Sales & Marketing. With a B.S. from University of Maine and an MBA from Notre Dame, Stewart previously served as Pricing & Marketing Research Analyst for AlliedSignal (Fram/Bendix/Autolite); Marketing Manager at Cooper Industries/Champion Spark Plug; General Manager at Koni Shocks (ITT Automotive); and Director, Sales & Marketing at ITT Aimco.
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About Centric Parts ®
Centric Parts ® is North America's leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake components and systems for passenger vehicles, light- and medium-duty trucks, and high performance and racing vehicles under the Centric ® , C-TEK ® , Posi Quiet ® and StopTech ® labels among others. With an unparalleled level of research and development in North America, 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 OE, armored, racing and performance markets through its StopTech brand. Today the company operates multiple warehouse and manufacturing facilities totaling over 650,000 square feet and employing over 500 workers.