Rick Weeks named Vice President of Operational Excellence

October 8th, 2015

S.P. Richards Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company (GPC: NYSE) and leading wholesale distributor of business and office supplies, announced today…

Rick Weeks named Vice President of Operational Excellence

Rick Weeks has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Operational Excellence.  In this new role, Weeks will have responsibility of overseeing both the IT Logistics and Operational Excellence teams.  Responsibilities will include establishing the overall strategic direction of these teams, focusing on continuous improvement of the company’s systems and processes.

Weeks will report to company Vice President of Logistics, Chad Lee who commented, “Rick has had a long and successful career with S.P. Richards Company.  From a start in telephone sales, he’s advanced through positions of ever-increasing responsibility including sales representative, operations manager, general manager and most recently Senior Director of Operational Excellence. Rick’s track record of achievement has contributed significantly to our company’s success and we look forward to his continued leadership.”

S.P. Richards Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company (GPC: NYSE), distributes a wide spectrum of business products to office products resellers throughout the U.S. and Canada. These products include consumable office supplies, office furniture, computer supplies, consumer electronics, safety and security items, cleaning products, breakroom and food service supplies from all of the major industry manufacturers. S.P. Richards Company markets several proprietary lines under the brand names of Lorell®, Integra, Sparco, Genuine Joe®, Nature Saver®, Compucessory®, Elite Image® and Business Source®. The company operates 41 Distribution Centers across the United States and Canada.

Genuine Parts Company is a distributor of automotive replacement parts in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Australasia.

The Company also distributes industrial replacement parts in the U.S., Canada and Mexico through its Motion Industries subsidiary. S. P. Richards Company, the Office Products Group, distributes business products nationwide in the U.S. and Canada. The Electrical/Electronic Group, EIS, Inc., distributes electrical and electronic components throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Genuine Parts Company had 2014 revenues of $15.3 billion.


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