Retail/Wholesale: ARTHUR ‘BO’ FISHER III
CEO, FISHER AUTO PARTS, STAUNTON
Fisher juggles several job titles. For nearly two decades, he’s served as CEO and chairman of the board for Fisher Auto Parts, one of the largest auto parts retailers in the country. Additionally, Fisher is chairman of Federated Auto Parts, an auto parts distribution and marketing organization, and co-chairman of the Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group), an automotive parts supply network.
Fisher Auto Parts traces its beginnings to 1929, when Bo Fisher’s grandfather Blair Coiner started selling parts. In 1983, with Coiner’s son-in-law, Arthur Jay “Art” Fisher Jr., running the business, the company changed its name to Fisher Auto Parts.
A graduate of James Madison University, Bo Fisher worked as president of the family-owned auto parts company from 1992 until his father’s 2004 death, when Bo became CEO. Today, Fisher Auto Parts has about 500 locations.
In January, an Augusta County judge dismissed two lawsuits between Bo Fisher and his brother, David, over millions of dollars of company shares left behind by their mother, Mary, when she died in 2018. A settlement had been reached late last year that David Fisher tried to vacate, but the judge approved the deal.