Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance promotes Dan Rader, expands duties of Wayne Butts

Dan Rader
<p>Dan Rader</p>
Wayne Butts
<p>Wayne Butts</p>

Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Inc. has promoted Dan Rader to vice president of category management and expanded the responsibilities of Wayne Butts.

“Dan joined the Alliance three years ago,” said John R. Washbish, Alliance CEO and president. “We saw an opportunity to better match our organization to current and next generation marketplace dynamics. Category management is big and getting bigger in the aftermarket.”

Wayne Butts, with a new title of vice president, product management and  vendor channel partner relations, will retain his present duties in channel partner relations and all headquarters-managed product lines. In addition, he will take responsibility for product management at Alliance Parts Warehouse in Little Rock, Ark.

“APW now stocks more than 70 lines. That’s a lot of parts, a lot of vendor channel partners and a lot of work,” said Washbish. “We feel that consolidating all product management and trading partner relations under Wayne will be a good thing for our vendor channel partners and for us.”

The company says the new structure will allow Dean Toole, APW vice president/general manager, to continue development of organization and operations as well as sales and new business. The changes also will enhance efficiencies with channel partners both up and down the supply chain.

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