The health and well-being of the Mighty Family – our staff, partners, franchisees, and customers – is our utmost concern. As an organization, we are following the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The automotive industry is an “essential service” as recognized by federal and local governments, and Mighty Auto Parts along with our 100 distributors continue to meet our customers’ needs. We are finding ways to supply other critical businesses such as healthcare, industrial, and restaurant facilities.
Our thoughts go out to all who have been affected during the unprecedented event. We truly appreciate the first responders, government officials, and all our health care professionals who are working tirelessly in their communities.
Ken Voelker, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mighty Distributing System of America (MDSA), dba Mighty Auto Parts, a Gonher company, announced the promotion of four employees to key leadership roles. These promotions will position Mighty for continued growth and success in 2019 and beyond.
Brad Bradshaw promoted to EVP and Chief Operating Officer. Bradshaw, who most recently was EVP of Marketing and Product Management has been with Mighty for more than 20 years. Under Bradshaw’s leadership, Mighty’s programs have expanded to capitalize on evolving market opportunities. In his new role, Bradshaw will continue to oversee Mighty’s business operations in Marketing, Product Information, Product Management, and Mighty’s distribution center located in Jackson, Tennessee.
Josh D’Agostino promoted to EVP and Chief Development Officer. D’Agostino, who started at Mighty almost three years ago as VP of Business Development, has extensive experience implementing highly successful strategies that drive growth. In his elevated role, D’Agostino will oversee Mighty franchise development, franchise operations, sales strategies, and competitive acquisitions.
Mike Hudgins promoted to Vice President of Sales. Hudgins, a veteran of Mighty for 30 years, has been instrumental in developing Mighty’s sales programs over the last three decades. Before joining Mighty’s Home Office, Mike worked in a Mighty franchise, starting at the warehouse, progressing to service rep, then salesperson. His experience brings extensive hands-on knowledge of our field sales team.
Keith Healy promoted to Vice President of Product Management. Healy’s career with Mighty began in 2003 with responsibilities in Product Management and Training. In his new role, Healy will take overall responsibility of managing Mighty product programs, which includes product life-cycle, supplier relationships, quality control, and maintaining brand integrity.
“Combined, Bradshaw, D’Agostino, Hudgins, and Healy bring more than 70 years of Mighty experience,” said Voelker.” Each of these individuals has been paramount to the growth and success of Mighty and these changes recognize outstanding performance as well as continue to strengthen Mighty’s Home Office team.”
About Mighty Distributing System of America
Mighty is headquartered in Norcross, GA and supports 100 franchised distributors in 44 U.S. states and five international markets. The Mighty System features local service, inventory management expertise, and training in conjunction with extensive offerings of OE quality underhood and undercar parts, chemical products, lubricants and shop supplies. The Mighty business model attracts independent repair shops, quick lubes, tire centers and new car dealerships across the nation and abroad. Mighty’s unique approach of dealing directly and exclusively with automotive professionals began in 1963.