category management committee

The Auto Care Category Management Committee works to develop category hierarchies, best practices, education and implementation plans for Category Management in an effort to improve business operations and customer satisfaction.  

Committee Chair

Puneesh Malkani, FRAM Group, Lake Forest, IL    

Committee Vice Chair

Wendy Hardesty, O'Reilly Automotive, Inc., Springfield, MO    

Committee Members

  • Katie Birdwell, Clarios, Glendale, WI 
  • Robert Broaddus, Valvoline, Lexington, KY
  • Jonathan Cauthen, NAPA, Atlanta, GA
  • Ken Clinchy, FleetPride, Irving, TX
  • Brooks Cochrum, National Pronto Association, Grapevine, TX
  • Brian Dean, Replacement Parts Inc., Little Rock, AR
  • Tyler Hajzus, The Pep Boys, Philadelphia, PA
  • Chris Harman, The Network, Germantown, TN
  • Brooke Helsley, Bridgestone Retail Operations, Nashville, TN
  • Chris Hunter, AutoZone, Inc., Memphis, TN
  • Al Joyner, Federated Auto Parts Distributors, Inc., Staunton, VA
  • Josh McCabe, BBB Industries, Southlake, TX 
  • Pat McIntire, Robert Bosch, LLC, Lakewood, OH
  • Stephanie Morey, Schrader Performance Sensors, Auburn Hills, MI 
  • Eric Renaud, Spectra Premium Industries, Boucherville, QC Canada           
  • Jason Richter, Energizer Holdings, Auto Care Division, Danbury, CT
  • Michael Ritchie, Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc., San Antonio, TX  
  • Chris Smith, Advance Auto Parts, Roanoke, VA

Committee Liaisons

Behzad Rassuli, Auto Care Association, Bethesda, MD

Daniel Zenko, Auto Care Association, Bethesda, MD

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