November 12, 2019 - St Louis, MO
HDA Truck Pride is pleased to announce the appointment of Bryan Funke as Chief Operating Officer. Bryan joins HDA Truck Pride with more than 20 years’ experience in the automotive OE and aftermarket industries.
Bryan’s experience includes almost 15 years with IHS Markit (formerly R. L. Polk & Co.) in a variety of roles spanning from sales and client services, to global sales strategy and operations. His most recent role focused on recall outreach, spearheading the creation of this new business unit to help increase recall repair rates. Prior to IHS Markit, Bryan worked at Federal Mogul & Diesel Technology as both a Commercial Vehicle Application Engineer and Account Manager. Bryan has deep experience in working with industry trade organizations with active involvement in Auto Care Association, HDMA and SAE throughout his career.
His customer-focused approach will be apparent as he works in his new role to enhance member value, leveraging his experience in product engineering, finance, information technology and sales & marketing.
“The addition of Bryan to our staff will provide a well-rounded approach towards the marketplace and a fresh set of eyes on all the facets we contribute to,” says Tina Hubbard, President, HDA Truck Pride. “His concentration in strategic planning will serve our supplier base and membership well into the future.”
“I am joining HDA Truck Pride with great enthusiasm and excitement. The culture of trust and respect, and the mission of HDA Truck Pride resonates with me deeply,” says Bryan. “I believe that HDA Truck Pride is positioned very well, based on their commitment to member prosperity, and I am looking forward to helping further this position into the future.”
Bryan resides in Brighton, Michigan with his wife Kat and two children. In his spare time, he cherishes spending time with his family and friends, coaching youth sports and playing basketball and golf. Bryan is on the board of directors for The Hero Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing financial assistance to Michigan families who are suffering from cancer. He holds a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Grand Valley State University and earned his MBA in Finance from Walsh College.
About HDA Truck Pride
HDA Truck Pride is North America's largest independent provider of parts and services to the commercial vehicle aftermarket. With over 750 distribution locations and over 400 service facilities, HDA Truck Pride boasts the largest footprint in the industry. The marketing group is focused on value-added services, not just delivering parts, but solving problems and driving technical expertise. The organization offers training, product support and marketing programs all focused on growing the business of its members, fleet customers and service experts. For more information, visit www.hdatruckpride.com.
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