Genuine Parts Co. (NYSE: GPC), Atlanta, GA, said that Scott A. Sonnemaker has joined the company as group president, North American Automotive. In this new role, Sonnemaker will have responsibility for all aspects of GPC's automotive business in the United States, Canada and Mexico, the company said.
Sonnemaker is a seasoned distribution industry executive, having spent many years in food service distribution at Sysco Corporation, GPC said. Most recently, he served Sysco as senior vice president, international Americas, which included responsibility for Canada, Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean. He also served as chief customer officer and senior vice president of sales from 2010 to 2016. Prior to his tenure at Sysco, Sonnemaker served in the U.S. Navy from 1985 to 1990, and he was national sales manager for Mobil Corporation from 1990 until 1996.