People: Autozone Inc (AZO)

AZO on New York Consolidated

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1 Oct 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Rhodes

48 2007 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

William Giles

54 2012 Chief Financial Officer, EVP - Finance, Information Technology and ALLDATA

Ronald Griffin

59 2012 Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Kristen Wright

2014 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary, Customer Satisfaction

Charlie Pleas

48 2007 Senior Vice President, Controller

Albert Saltiel

49 2013 Senior Vice President - Marketing

Michael Womack

46 2012 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Mark Finestone

52 2008 Senior Vice President - Merchandising

William Graves

53 2012 Senior Vice President - Supply Chain and International

Thomas Newbern

51 2012 Senior Vice President - Store Operations and Store Development

Larry Roesel

56 2007 Senior Vice President - Commercial

Earl Graves

51 2009 Lead Independent Director

Douglas Brooks

61 2013 Independent Director

Linda Goodspeed

52 2013 Independent Director

Sue Gove

55 2005 Independent Director

Enderson Guimaraes

55 2012 Independent Director

Joseph Hyde

71 2007 Independent Director

D. Bryan Jordan

52 2013 Independent Director

W. Andrew McKenna

67 2009 Independent Director

George Mrkonic

61 2006 Independent Director

Luis Nieto

58 2008 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

William Rhodes

Mr. William C. Rhodes, III is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of AutoZone, Inc. He was elected Chairman in June 2007. He has been President, Chief Executive Officer, and a director since 2005. Prior to his appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Rhodes was Executive Vice President–Store Operations and Commercial. Prior to fiscal 2005, he had been Senior Vice President–Supply Chain and Information Technology since fiscal 2002, and prior thereto had been Senior Vice President–Supply Chain since 2001. Prior to that time, he served in various capacities within the Company since 1994. Prior to 1994, Mr. Rhodes was a manager with Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Rhodes is also a director of Dollar General Corporation.

William Giles

Mr. William T. Giles is Chief Financial Officer, EVP - Finance, Information Technology and ALLDATA of AutoZone, Inc., since October 2012. Prior to that, he was Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President – Finance, Information Technology and Store Development from fiscal 2007 to October 2012; Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from June 2006 to December 2006; and Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer since May 2006. From 1991 to May 2006, he held several positions with Linens N’ Things, Inc., most recently as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to 1991, he was with Melville, Inc. and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Giles is a member of the Board of Directors for Brinker International.

Ronald Griffin

Mr. Ronald B. Griffin has been appointed as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer of AutoZone, Inc., effective June 13, 2012. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President, Global Information Technology at Hewlett-Packard Company. During his tenure at Hewlett-Packard Company, he also served as the Chief Information Officer for the Enterprise Business Division. Prior to that, Mr. Griffin was Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Fleming Companies, Inc. He also spent over 12 years with The Home Depot, Inc., with the last eight years in the role of Chief Information Officer. Mr. Griffin also served at Deloitte & Touche LLP and Delta Air Lines, Inc.

Kristen Wright

Ms. Kristen Collier Wright has been appointed as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary, Customer Satisfaction of the company., effective January 5, 2014. Wright joined AutoZone in January, 2012 as Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary with oversight for Litigation, Labor and Employment law, Environmental, Regulatory and International Compliance, Policy and Procedure, and Operational Support. Prior to joining AutoZone, Wright was a partner with Bass, Berry & Sims in Memphis focusing on complex litigation, commercial and financial transactions, and intellectual property and technology.

Charlie Pleas

Mr. Charlie Pleas, III, was elected Senior Vice President and Controller of AutoZone, Inc., since March 23, 2007. Prior to that, he was Vice President and Controller since 2003. Previously, he was Vice President – Accounting since 2000, and Director of General Accounting since 1996. Prior to joining AutoZone, Mr. Pleas was a Division Controller with Fleming Companies, Inc. where he served in various capacities since 1988.

Albert Saltiel

Mr. Albert Saltiel has been appointed as Senior Vice President - Marketing of AutoZone, Inc., with effect from April 1, 2013. Prior to that, he was Chief Marketing Officer and a key member of the leadership team at Navistar International Corporation. Mr. Saltiel has also been with Sony Electronics as General Manager, Marketing, and Ford Motor Company where he held multiple marketing roles.

Michael Womack

Mr. Michael A. Womack has been appointed as Senior Vice President - Human Resources of AutoZone, Inc., effective June 29, 2012. He was previously Vice President of Human Resources with Cintas Corp. and had been with Cintas since 2003. Before joining Cintas, he was a law partner with the Littler Mendelson law firm. Mike holds a law degree from The Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Science from Central Michigan University.

Mark Finestone

Mr. Mark A. Finestone was elected Senior Vice President - Merchandising of AutoZone, Inc., during fiscal 2008. Previously, he was Vice President — Merchandising since 2002. Prior to joining AutoZone in 2002, Mr. Finestone worked for May Department Stores for 19 years where he held a variety of leadership roles which included Divisional Vice President, Merchandising.

William Graves

Mr. William W. Graves was named Senior Vice President – Supply Chain and International of AutoZone, Inc., during October 2012. Prior thereto, he was Senior Vice President – Supply Chain from fiscal 2006 to October 2012 and Vice President – Supply Chain from fiscal 2000 to fiscal 2006. From 1992 to 2000, Mr. Graves served in various capacities with the Company.

Thomas Newbern

Mr. Thomas B. Newbern was elected Senior Vice President - Store Operations and Store Development of AutoZone, Inc., during October 2012. Previously, Mr. Newbern held the titles Senior Vice President – Store Operations from fiscal 2007 to October 2012 and Vice President – Store Operations from fiscal 1998 to fiscal 2007. Previously, he has held several key management positions with the Company.

Larry Roesel

Mr. Larry M. Roesel is Senior Vice President - Commercial of AutoZone, Inc., since March 23, 2007. Mr. Roesel came to AutoZone with more than thirty years of experience with OfficeMax, Inc. and its predecessor, where he served in operations, sales and general management.

Earl Graves

Mr. Earl G. Graves, Jr. is a Lead Independent Director of AutoZone, Inc. He has been a director since February 2002 and was elected Lead Director in January 2009. He has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Black Enterprise, publisher of Black Enterprise Magazine, since January 2006, and was President and Chief Operating Officer from 1998 to 2006. Mr. Graves has been employed by the same company in various capacities since 1988.

Douglas Brooks

Mr. Douglas H. Brooks has been appointed as Independent Director of AutoZone, Inc., effective August 30, 2013. He is currently the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Brinker International. He was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Brinker from 2004 until January 2013, and served as its President and Chief Operating Officer from 1999 to 2004. He has been on the Brinker board of directors since 1999. Mr. Brooks is not standing for re-election to the Brinker board of directors. Mr. Brooks is also a director of Southwest Airlines and Club Corp.

Linda Goodspeed

Ms. Linda A. Goodspeed is Independent Director of AutoZone, Inc. She has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of ServiceMaster since October 2011. From 2008 to September 2011, Ms. Goodspeed served as Vice President, Information Systems and Chief Information Officer for Nissan North America, Inc., a subsidiary of Nissan Motor Company, a global manufacturer of vehicles. From 2001 to 2008, Ms. Goodspeed served as Executive Vice President at Lennox International, Inc., a global manufacturer of air conditioning, heating and commercial refrigeration equipment. She is also a director of Columbus McKinnon Corp. and American Electric Power Co., Inc.

Sue Gove

Ms. Sue E. Gove is an Independent Director of AutoZone, Inc., since July 11, 2005. She has been the President of Golfsmith International Holdings, Inc. since February 2012 and Chief Executive Officer since October 2012. Previously, she was Chief Operating Officer of Golfsmith International Holdings, Inc. from September 2008 through October 2012, Executive Vice President from September 2008 through February 2012 and Chief Financial Officer from March 2009 through July 2012. Ms. Gove previously had been a self-employed consultant since April 2006, serving clients in specialty retail and private equity. Ms. Gove was a consultant for Prentice Capital Management, LP from April 2007 to March 2008. She was a consultant for Alvarez and Marsal Business Consulting, L.L.C. from April 2006 to March 2007. She was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Zale Corporation from 2002 to March 2006 and a director of Zale Corporation from 2004 to 2006. She was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Zale Corporation from 1998 to 2002 and remained in the position of Chief Financial Officer until 2003.

Enderson Guimaraes

Mr. Enderson Guimaraes has been appointed as an Independent Director of AutoZone, Inc., effective October 17, 2012. He is the Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo Europe, a role he assumed in September 2012. He was President of PepsiCo Global Operations from October 2011 to September 2012. Mr. Guimaraes previously had served as Executive Vice President of Electrolux and Chief Executive Officer of its major appliances business in Europe, Africa and the Middle East from January 2008 to October 2011. Prior to this, Mr. Guimaraes spent 10 years at Philips Electronics, first as a regional marketing executive in Brazil and ultimately as Senior Vice President and head of Global Marketing Management and general manager of the WidiWall LED display business. He also served as CEO of Philips’ Lifestyle Incubator group, an innovation engine which created new businesses and developed them over several years.

Joseph Hyde

Mr. Joseph R. Hyde, III has been a Independent Director of AutoZone, Inc. He has been a director since 1986 and was non-executive Chairman of the Board from 2005 until June 2007. He has been the President of Pittco, Inc., an investment company, since 1989 and has been the Chairman of the Board and a director of GTx, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company since 2000. Mr. Hyde, AutoZone’s founder, was AutoZone’s Chairman from 1986 to 1997 and its Chief Executive Officer from 1986 to 1996. He was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Malone & Hyde, AutoZone’s former parent company, until 1988. Mr. Hyde was a director of FedEx Corporation from 1977 to September 2011.

D. Bryan Jordan

Mr. D. Bryan Jordan has been appointed as Independent Director of AutoZone, Inc., effective August 30, 2013. He has served as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of First Horizon National Corporation since January 1, 2012, and has held the positions of President and Chief Executive Officer and director since 2008. From May 2007 until September 2008 Mr. Jordan was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of First Horizon and First Tennessee Bank National Association, and prior to that he served in various positions at Regions Financial Corporation and its subsidiary Regions Bank, including (beginning in 2002) as Chief Financial Officer.

W. Andrew McKenna

Mr. W. Andrew McKenna is an Independent Director of AutoZone, Inc. He has been a director since 2000 and served as Lead Director from June 2007 through January 2009. He is retired. Until his retirement in 1999, he had held various positions with The Home Depot, Inc., including Senior Vice President–Strategic Business Development from 1997 to 1999; President, Midwest Division from 1994 to 1997; and Senior Vice President–Corporate Information Systems from 1990 to 1994. He was also President of SciQuest.com, Inc. in 2000. Mr. McKenna was a director of Danka Business Systems PLC from 2002 to 2008, serving as Chairman of the Board from March 2005 to March 2006. Mr. McKenna is also a director and Chairman of the Governance Committee of Bally Technologies, a provider of gaming devices and systems.

George Mrkonic

Mr. George R. Mrkonic, Jr. is an Independent Director of AutoZone, Inc., since June 7, 2006. He has been the Non-Executive Chairman of Paperchase Products Limited, London, UK, a retailer of cards, stationery, wraps and gifts in the UK, Europe and the Middle East, since 2005, and has been a director since 1999. Previously, he was President of Borders Group, Inc. from 1994 to 1997 and Vice Chairman of Borders Group, Inc. from 1994 to 2002. He is also a director of Brinker International, Inc., Syntel, Inc. and Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc. Mr. Mrkonic was a director of Nashua Corporation from 2000 to 2009 and Guitar Center, Inc. from 2002 to 2007.

Luis Nieto

Mr. Luis P. Nieto, Jr. is an Independent Director of AutoZone, Inc., since September 23, 2008. He is president of Nieto Advisory LLC which provides advisory services to small consumer food companies. He was president of the Consumer Foods Group of ConAgra Foods Inc., one of the largest packaged foods companies in North America, from 2008 until his retirement in June 2009. Previously, he was president of ConAgra Refrigerated Foods from 2006 to 2008 and ConAgra Meats from 2005 to 2006. Prior to joining ConAgra, Mr. Nieto was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federated Group, a leading private label supplier to the retail grocery and food service industries from 2002 to 2005. From 2000 to 2002, he served as President of the National Refrigerated Products Group of Dean Foods Company. He held other positions at Dean Foods Group from 1998 to 2000. Prior to joining Dean Foods, Mr. Nieto held positions in brand management and strategic planning with Mission Foods, Kraft Foods and the Quaker Oats Company. Mr. Nieto is also a director of Ryder Systems, Inc.
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