Pep Boys Appoints Jim Flanagan Senior Vice President – Chief Human Resources Officer
PHILADELPHIA, PA – August 12, 2013 – The Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack (NYSE: “PBY”), the nation’s leading automotive aftermarket service and retail chain, announced the appointment of Jim Flanagan as Chief Human Resources Officer. Mr. Flanagan will lead our #1 strategy to attract, develop and retain the best people to care for our customers and their cars. Mr. Flanagan is expected to start with Pep Boys on August 26, 2013.
Mr. Flanagan previously served as Chief Human Resources Officer of GSI Commerce, prior to its acquisition by eBay. His more than 20 years of leadership experience includes human resources positions at Starwood Hotels, Starbucks, Bank of America and homegrocer.com.
Mike Odell, President & Chief Executive Officer, said, “Jim’s prior experiences with fast-growing organizations known for their customer service as well as with organizations in the ecommerce space make him a perfect fit with Pep Boys. Jim will be instrumental in leading our cultural change from transactional to relationship-based customer service and setting the tone for delivering great customer experiences across the company.”
About Pep Boys
Since 1921, Pep Boys has been the nation’s leading automotive aftermarket chain. With more than 7,000 service bays in more than 700 locations in 35 states and Puerto Rico, Pep Boys offers name-brand tires; automotive maintenance and repair; parts and expert advice for the Do-It-Yourselfer; commercial auto parts delivery; and fleet maintenance and repair. Customers can find the nearest location by calling 1-800-PEP-BOYS (1-800-737-2697) or by visiting www.pepboys.com.
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