FleetPride announces two senior level promotions

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FleetPride Inc., an independent aftermarket distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, announced two senior level promotions.

Mike Paxton has moved from vice president of business development and strategic planning to vice president of mergers and acquisitions. Paxton’s focus will be coordinating all resources required to execute growth through acquisitions, as well as the opening of greenfield locations in select markets.

Peter Pasdach moves from Midwest Region vice president to vice president of business development. Pasdach’s strong background in sales and 30-plus years in the heavy-duty parts industry brings support to this new position.

“Over the past two years, we’ve successfully added 36 new locations through the acquisition of 15 businesses, and two greenfield locations, while also experiencing significant organic growth,” says W.M. McGee, president and chief executive officer of FleetPride, based in The Woodlands, Texas. “For 2012, our goal is to accelerate FleetPride’s acquisition strategy, open new locations in markets where acquisition candidates are not available, and fuel growth at our existing operating locations.”

McGee says that while the structure in place has been effective, the next 12 months will require additional resources specifically focused on reaching all of FleetPride’s growth objectives. “With this change, FleetPride has the depth and experience in the senior management team to execute on the tremendous growth opportunities in front of us,” he says. “As we expand our national footprint, I am confident of our ability to provide quality product and consistent service to the heavy-duty industry.”