Source: Parts Authority announcement
LAKE SUCCESS, NY – Parts Authority, one of the largest distributors of automotive and truck parts to the aftermarket auto parts industry throughout the United States, named Dan Lelchuk Senior Vice President of Business Development – Braking.
Lelchuk brings more than 35 years of experience and will play a key role on the execution of our braking strategic plan by focusing on program operation and growth.
“We are very fortunate to have Dan join the Parts Authority team,” stated Randy Buller, president and chief executive officer of Parts Authority. “He knows the aftermarket industry, he is an experienced leader and he has the vision to help move our program and organization forward.
“Dan is simply one of the brightest and sharpest minds I have ever worked with. I know he will be a great addition in many ways.”
“I am thrilled to start my new adventure with a thriving organization like Parts Authority and look forward to collaborating with this team of truly energized and motivated professionals to develop new strategies and drive future growth.” said Lelchuk.
“We are very lucky to have the opportunity to bring in two great leaders, Dan Lelchuk and Bill Maggs to join our team in a short period of time,” Buller added.
Lelchuk started his aftermarket career as a counterman and driver at parts stores while getting his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from California State University, Fullerton. His background includes leadership roles at Western Automotive Warehouse Distributors, Beck/Arnley, TRW Automotive/Autospecialty and Brembo.
In 2000, he became the Co-Founder of Centric Parts alongside Dino Crescentini and subsequently served as president and CEO, where helped build and grow Centric Parts into one of the largest aftermarket brake manufacturers and suppliers. During the last few years, he moved into the advisory board and executive support leadership roles at APC Automotive Technologies, AP Exhaust and DAE Systems. He also served as Chairman of Government Affairs for the AIA Board, where he was recognized as Person of the Year for outstanding industry contributions.
About Parts Authority
Parts Authority, founded in 1972, is one of the largest distributors of automotive and truck parts to the aftermarket auto parts industry in the U.S. serving customers in the commercial channel, including installers, dealerships, fleets and national accounts as well as in the e-commerce channel. Headquartered in Lake Success, N.Y., Parts Authority has more than 50 locations across the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Ohio, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Arizona, California and the Pacific Northwest. Parts Authority has grown through both organic initiatives as well as through acquisitions. During the past several years Parts Authority has acquired more than a dozen companies as part of its geographical expansion initiative.