MEMPHIS, Tenn., Dec. 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO), today announced that Kristen Collier Wright has been promoted, effective January 5, 2014, to Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Customer Satisfaction. Wright joined AutoZone in January, 2012 as Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary with oversight for Litigation, Labor and Employment law, Environmental, Regulatory and International Compliance, Policy and Procedure, and Operational Support. Prior to joining AutoZone, Wright was a partner with Bass, Berry & Sims in Memphis focusing on complex litigation, commercial and financial transactions, and intellectual property and technology.
Wright will report to Bill Rhodes, Chairman, President and CEO, Customer Satisfaction.
"With this promotion, we continue to strengthen our senior leadership team with seasoned and accomplished AutoZoners," said Bill Rhodes, Chairman, President and CEO. "Kristen has strong leadership skills and her experiences will serve this company at a very high level for many years to come. It is a pleasure to welcome her to our Executive Committee."
As of November 23, 2013, AutoZone sells auto and light truck parts, chemicals and accessories through 4,843 AutoZone stores in 49 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico in the U.S., 363 stores in Mexico and four stores in Brazil for a total store count of 5,210.
AutoZone is the leading retailer and a leading distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the United States. Each store carries an extensive product line for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans and light trucks, including new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products. Many stores also have a commercial sales program that provides commercial credit and prompt delivery of parts and other products to local, regional and national repair garages, dealers, service stations, and public sector accounts. AutoZone also sells the ALLDATA brand diagnostic and repair software through www.alldata.com. Additionally, we sell automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, non-automotive products and subscriptions to the ALLDATAdiy product through www.autozone.com, accessories through www.autoanything.com and our commercial customers can make purchases through www.autozonepro.com. AutoZone does not derive revenue from automotive repair or installation.