CHARLOTTE, N.C. (February 6, 2017) — Today, American Tire Distributors, Inc. announced the appointment of Rebecca Sinclair as its new Chief People Officer. Ms. Sinclair will report directly to Stuart Schuette, President and Chief Executive Officer of ATD.
"Rebecca's title reflects the commitment the Company has to our employees and their development" said Stuart Schuette, ATD President and Chief Executive Officer. "Through her leadership, we will focus on a people first strategy to better engage our teams, strengthen our recruiting and retention efforts, and position ATD as an employer of choice." Rebecca Sinclair has two decades of HR leadership, highlighted in leading innovative people strategies and business transformation. Rebecca has served as the Chief HR Officer and executive for some of the world's most admired brands in the retail, consumer products, hospitality and service industries. Her domestic and global career are marked with success and recognition for developing strategic and sustainable solutions in the areas of human capital strategy, cultural engagement and talent.
The portfolio of brands she has led include Southeastern Grocers, Hooters LLC, Clear Channel Media, Starbucks and Victoria's Secret Stores. Most recently Ms. Sinclair served as the CHRO for Southeastern Grocers the 5th largest conventional supermarket in the United States with over 65,000 associates.
Rebecca received her Master of Business Administration in International Business from The University of Texas at Arlington and B.A. in Interpersonal and Rhetorical Communications from Iowa State University. She also holds a graduate certificate in Asian Business Studies from Tongji University in Shanghai.
American Tire Distributors is one of the largest independent suppliers of tires to the replacement tire market. It operates over 140 distribution centers, including 25 distribution centers in Canada, serving approximately 70,000 customers across the U.S. and Canada. The company offers an unsurpassed breadth and depth of inventory, frequent delivery and value-added services to tire and automotive service customers. American Tire Distributors employs approximately 4000 employees across its distribution center network, including approximately 200 employees in Canada.