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Advance Auto Parts names senior vice president

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David Allen has been named senior vice president, supply chain management, at Roanoke-based Advance Auto Parts.

Allen’s responsibilities will include the integration of Advance’s supply chain with Carquest, the brand of General Parts International Inc. (GPI) Advance acquired GPI in a $2 billion deal that closed in January.

Allen will report to Charles Tyson, executive vice president, merchandising, marketing and supply chain, and will be based in Raleigh, N.C., GPI’s former headquarters.

Before  joining Advance, Allen was senior operations executive for Del Monte Foods, Dell Inc., and Frito-Lay North America. 

Recently, Allen also has been an operating partner for TriPointe Capital Partners, an investment firm in distribution companies.

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