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The Network's new product manager plans to expand parts program

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The Automotive Distribution Network (Network) has hired Bill Cook as senior product manager, hard parts.

Prior to joining the Network, Cook worked for Automotive Parts Associates (APA), overseeing product negotiations, supplier relations, member issues and marketing as part of his responsibilities as vice president of program development.

In his new position, Cook plans to help the Network strengthen existing hard-parts programs while expanding outside traditional suppliers.

“The Network has done a great job of building successful partnerships with some of the best manufacturers in the industry,” says Cook, who began working in the industry in 1982.

“I plan to help continue to guide the membership to the best possible parts programs for the group, with a focus on some of the more recent OE manufacturers that are entering the aftermarket.”

The Automotive Distribution Network operates under the brands of Parts Plus, Parts Plus Mexico, IAPA and Auto Pride. For more information, contact Bob Barstow at (901) 682-9090.

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