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Advance Auto Parts Appoints George Sherman as President; Announces Leadership Changes

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Advance Auto Parts Appoints George Sherman as President; Announces Leadership Changes

ROANOKE, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– In an effort to simplify its organizational alignment, improve role clarity and provide a more intense focus on strategic and operational execution, Advance Auto Parts, Inc., (NYS: AAP) , a leading automotive aftermarket retailer of parts, batteries, accessories, and maintenance items, today announced several organizational changes.

George Sherman will be joining the Company as President. In his role as President, Mr. Sherman will be responsible for growing Commercial and driving excellence throughout the Company’s operations. Mr. Sherman will lead the Company’s Commercial Sales, Field Operations, Store Operations Support, Merchandising, Marketing, Supply Chain and Ecommerce Teams.

Mr. Sherman served as an officer in the United States Air Force for seven years. Afterward, he was with Target for 15 years where he worked his way from Store Manager to Regional Vice President, then served as Senior Vice President, Store Operations for their Mervyn’s department stores. He then moved to Home Depot where he led their installation business as Senior Vice President and President of their Home Services Division. Most recently, Mr. Sherman served as Senior Vice President, Best Buy Services, which included leading the Geek Squad. Mr. Sherman will report to Darren Jackson, Chief Executive Officer and will relocate to Roanoke, VA.

Charles Tyson, who currently serves as Senior Vice President, Merchandising and Marketing, has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Merchandising, Marketing and Supply Chain. Mr. Tyson joined Advance in 2008 as Senior Vice President, Merchandising and has been instrumental in improving the Company’s gross profit rate, strengthening its parts assortment and positioning the Company as an industry leader in inventory availability. In his new role, Mr. Tyson will report to George Sherman, President.

Jim Durkin, who currently serves as President, Autopart International (AI), will assume the new role of Senior Vice President, Commercial Business. Mr. Durkin will be responsible for the Company’s Commercial Sales Team, Commercial Marketing and AI. Mr. Durkin joined AI in 2011 and under his leadership AI has seen its largest period of growth and expansion. Before joining AI, Mr. Durkin led the global business segment of OfficeMax where he served as Executive Vice President. Prior to OfficeMax, Mr. Durkin served as Vice President, Sales for ARAMARK Corporation. Mr. Durkin will report to Mr. Sherman and will relocate to Roanoke, VA. All changes outlined above are effective April 21, 2013.

Tammy Finley, who most recently served as Vice President, Employment Counsel and Government Affairs, has been promoted to the …read more

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Customs and Border Protection getting a new leader

A government agency responsible for securing the border and facilitating trade and travel is getting a new acting commissioner.

Customs and Border Protection will be led by Thomas S. Winkowski. He is set to become the acting commissioner on March 30 and will also serve as CBP‘s senior executive.

Winkowski has worked in the federal government for 37 years, beginning with the Customs Service in 1975. He joined CBP when it was established in 2003.

Winkowski has served as acting chief operating officer, overseeing the agency’s day-to-day operations. He has been acting deputy commissioner for CBP and, from 2007 to 2011, was assistant commissioner for CBP‘s Office of Field Operations.

CBP‘s most senior career official, Deputy Commissioner David V. Aguilar, is retiring at the end of March.

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Guidewire Software Announces Change in Field Operations Leadership

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Guidewire Software Announces Change in Field Operations Leadership

FOSTER CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYS: GWRE) , a leading provider of flexible core system software to Property/Casualty insurers, today announced the departure of John True, Senior Vice President of Field Operations.

“I thank John for his contributions to Guidewire, from his advice early in the company’s history to his operational role over the past year and a half. He helped scale our global sales organization during an important phase of our emergence as a leader in our market, and we are well positioned to grow based on the foundation that has been put in place,” said Marcus Ryu, chief executive officer of Guidewire Software. “As we move forward, our sales and services expansion will continue under the strong leadership that we have in place in each of our target markets across North America, EMEA, and Asia Pacific.”

Ryu continued, “We remain confident in our previously issued revenue guidance for both the third quarter and the fiscal year based on our business momentum and high level of revenue visibility. We are also excited about Guidewire’s long-term prospects as we address the large and growing demand for legacy core system replacement in the global insurance industry that we are serving.”

The company also announced that its management team has been organized to operate without a replacement for the previous Field Operations position.

About Guidewire Software

Guidewire Software is a provider of core system software to the global Property/Casualty (general) insurance industry. Designed to be flexible and scalable, Guidewire solutions give insurers the capability to deliver excellent service, increase market share and lower operating costs. Guidewire InsuranceSuite™, consisting of Guidewire PolicyCenter®, Guidewire ClaimCenter® and Guidewire BillingCenter® spans the key functional areas in insurance – underwriting and policy administration, claims management, and billing. Guidewire is headquartered in Foster City, California, with offices in Beijing, Dublin, Hong Kong, London, Munich, Paris, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto and Warsaw. For more information, please visit www.guidewire.com.

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