March 25, 2016 1:00 PM, EDT
FleetPride Names Allan Dragone Jr. as CEO
Al Dragone via LinkedIn

Parts distributor FleetPride announced that it named Allan Dragone Jr. as its CEO.

Dragone was most recently CEO of Unisource, according to FleetPride, which is based in Irving, Texas.

He takes over for Donald Sturdivant, a board member who assumed the position last year.

“Al has extensive experience as a CEO and a great track record in growing businesses, improving operations, identifying sales force efficiencies, and building cross-functional teams to their fullest potential. Following Don’s previous leadership, Al will be focused on driving differentiation of FleetPride in the market and positioning the company for the future,” a company spokesman said in a statement.

Dragone said in a statement that this is an exciting opportunity to work with a talented management team “to build upon the supply chain, operational and commercial excellence achieved thus far. FleetPride is focused on the right priorities and has a strong foundation for future growth.”