Wednesday, 01 December 2021 16:27

David Shepherd Joins Advantage Parts Solutions as Non-Executive Director


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Advantage Parts Solutions, a global leader in delivering strategic automotive parts solutions, is pleased to welcome David Shepherd to its global team in the role of non-executive director.

Shepherd will work closely with Advantage’s global executive leadership team to help guide its long-term strategic business plan to remain a dominant brand in the OEM parts supply chain as it continues to deliver unrivaled value to the marketplace.


“For over 30 years, Dave has been regarded as one of Europe’s most brilliant automotive minds, and it’s an honor to have his expertise on the team," said Advantage Parts Solutions Co-Founder and CEO Bob Kirstiuk. "His career insights will become extraordinarily valuable to the team as we continue to optimize the OEM parts supply chain.


“Dave’s unique background and industry leadership will allow the Advantage team to continue our pursuit of delivering unparalleled and distinguishable value to the market," Kirstiuk continued. "In addition, as Dave comes onboard, Advantage will look to create a new industry standard of integrating the first-notice-of-loss (FNOL) and vehicle dispatching process with the OEM parts supply chain.”


Shepherd, a seasoned industry executive, joins Advantage’s global team after spending 13 years as regional managing director of Solera’s international region, where he was directly responsible for accelerating the company’s reorganization outside North America.


Before Solera, Shepherd was an executive consultant for various collision repair brands, Thatcham Research and the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), where he is credited with significant contribution and implementation of the Automotive Technician Accreditation (ATA) program across the UK.


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