Advance Auto Parts names Thomas Okray CFO
Mr. Okray brings more than 25 years of experience in finance, operations and supply chain to Advance Auto Parts. Mr. Okray joins Advance Auto Parts from Amazon, which he joined in 2015 as Vice President, Finance, North American Operations.
In January 2016, Mr. Okray became Vice President, Finance, Global Customer Fulfillment where he was the finance lead responsible for optimizing key elements of Amazon's Global Fulfillment Network, including transportation/ supply chain, capacity and labor planning, cost/productivity of fulfillment centers, capital, engineering and procurement.
Prior to joining Amazon in 2015, Mr. Okray held various leadership positions at General Motors, including roles in the United States, Germany, Italy, Poland and Korea.
In his most recent role as CFO, Global Product Development, Purchasing & Supply Chain, he was responsible for supporting future vehicle, engine and transmission development, global capital, engineering expense, and purchasing operations which included the company’s global supply chain organization.
Mr. Okray earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Michigan State University, and received an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.
He has also participated in a Transformational Leadership Program through Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
As part of the previously announced orderly transition, Mr. Okray will succeed Mike Norona, who will remain with the Company in an advisory role until the end of the year. ■
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