NAPA Auto Parts announced the appointment of Dan Askey as president. Askey, who assumes the post on May 1, brings a deep understanding of both the industry and NAPA, having spent the past 32 years working in various roles within Genuine Parts Co. and their Automotive Parts Group. GPC is a NAPA member company.
In this role, Askey will report directly to Paul Donahue, U.S. Automotive Parts Group president, and serve as NAPA’s primary spokesperson for the aftermarket industry. He also will oversee several sales responsibilities, including NAPA AutoCare, Major Accounts, Systems Selling Group, IBS and Latin America.
“Having spent his entire career excelling within the GPC Automotive Parts Group, Dan is uniquely qualified to take on the role of NAPA president,” Donahue says. “We are pleased to have him assume leadership of NAPA and look forward to his continued success within our organization.”
During his tenure at Automotive Parts Group, Askey has held numerous managerial and operations posts, including operations manager, general manager, Mountain Division vice president, group vice president for the Western Group, as well as president of Balkamp. Most recently, Askey served as senior vice president of sales in the organization’s Atlanta headquarters. He has received numerous accolades throughout his career and has been recognized by Genuine Parts Co. with Manager of the Year in 1998 and multiple Triple Crown Awards.