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Advance Auto Parts appoints SVP, supply chain management

Advance Auto Parts has appointed David Allen as SVP, supply chain management. Allen will report to Charles Tyson, EVP, merchandising, marketing and supply chain, and will be based in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Allen will lead the supply chain function in its efforts to support Advance’s stores and commercial customers. This includes developing strategies to support the integration of Advance’s supply chain with Carquest.

“I am excited to welcome David to the Advance team to continue our work toward providing superior availability to our stores and customers. David brings extensive leadership and supply chain experience, and we look forward to his contributions to our supply chain capabilities,” said Tyson.

Allen as previously served as the senior operations executive for Del Monte Foods, Dell and Frito-Lay North America. Recently, Allen has also been an operating partner for TriPointe Capital Partners, an investment firm in distribution companies. He has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Kettering University, General Motors Institute and a master of business administration degree from Harvard Graduate School of Business.