Advance Auto Parts has named Jeffrey W. Shepherd as EVP and CFO and Reuben E. Slone as EVP of Supply Chain. Additionally, the company appointed Dunkin Brands Executive Chairman Nigel Travis to its Board of Directors.
Shepherd has served as the interim CFO of Advance Auto Parts since April 2018 alongside his other roles as Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. Most recently, he served as Controller for General Motors Europe. Shepherd served in various accounting and finance leadership roles at General Motors and worked at Ernst & Young for more than 15 years prior.
“After conducting an extensive search for a CFO, I am thrilled to have Jeff taking on this important role,” said Tom Greco, President and CEO of Advance Auto Parts in a statement. “During his time at Advance, Jeff has been a tremendous thought partner and trusted advisor to me and the entire leadership team. In addition to Jeff’s impressive global finance background, he is a highly respected leader throughout our organization and has played an integral role in building a talented and highly cohesive finance organization.”
Slone will join the brand on October 3, 2018 and will be responsible for the brand’s supply chain and Procurement functions. He succeeds Leslie Starr Keating, who will be retiring from the company at the end of 2018 after a transition period. Slone will resign from the Advance Board of Directors upon taking his new role.
Most recently, Slone served as Senior VP of Supply Chain at Walgreens, where he was responsible for inventory management and replenishment, imports, transportation, distribution center operations and logistics. Prior to that, he served in several senior supply chain and operational leadership roles at OfficeMax, General Motors and Federal-Mogul.