The Network Adds Two Directors

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David Prater, president of the Automotive Distribution Network (The Network), has announced the appointments of Jake Vance, director of product; and Mark Lowry, director of commercial sales/marketing.

“We are pleased to announce the expansion of both our product and marketing departments with the addition of Jake and Mark,” says Prater. “Our group continues to grow, and with the addition of these gentlemen, we look forward to continuing our success and expanding our program offerings as we head into 2018.”

Vance will be heading up the brake and undercar categories, and will also manage the PB&E, A/C and chemical product lines. In the industry for more than 18 years, Vance was formerly senior category manager at Advance Auto Parts in Roanoke, Va. 

Lowry will be in charge of the Parts Plus Car Care Center and Auto Service Experts programs, as well as national account sales initiatives. He was formerly assistant category manager at AutoZone Inc. in Memphis, Tenn.

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