Hyland will be responsible for executing sales initiatives for the Qualis team, and will report directly to Dan Billie, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Formerly with Cardone Industries, Hyland was an instrumental part of key customer development in his position as Brakes Director.
“George brings with him over 20 years of experience in the automotive aftermarket. His proven leadership, customer facing experience and product knowledge are a perfect match to grow our efforts,” said Billie.
Beale will manage Centric’s Central Division traditional aftermarket sales efforts, reporting to Charlie Kirkland, who was recently promoted to the position of VP of Traditional Aftermarket Sales. Beale comes to Centric after having served as VP of Aftermarket Sales for Autolite and VP of Traditional Sales for UCI-FRAM. Beale will have responsibility for sales in the Central United States and Canada.
“We are excited to invest in the traditional segment with the addition of a top notch sales leader like John. He comes to Centric with a great reputation and keen understanding of the traditional business. We are delighted to have him on board,” said Executive VP of Sales and Marketing, Dan Billie.
ANDREA (ANDE) SCHULTZ
Schultz will be responsible for traditional sales in Centric’s Eastern Division, reporting to Charlie Kirkland, VP of Traditional Aftermarket Sales. Schultz comes to Centric with a broad background in the aftermarket, having held management positions with Delphi, The Schaeffler Group and most recently the Timken Corporation as Regional Sales Manager. She has received several industry awards including the 2012 AutoCare Association Impact Award “4 for the Future” and was also the First Car Care Council Women’s Board “Women of Promise” award winner.
“Her experience, knowledge of our market and personal drive make her a valuable addition to our team,” stated Kirkland.
“Ande brings a great deal of energy and experience to our organization,” added Dan Billie, Executive VP of Sales and Marketing. “She will be a positive addition to our team and we are excited to have her on board.”