Stuart Schuette will join American Tire Distributors as CEO effective Jan. 4, replacing William “Bill” Berry, who announced his retirement earlier this year.
Schuette most recently served as chief operating officer of US Foods, where he oversaw the operational and administrative functions across more than 60 locations servicing more than 250,000 customers nationwide.
During his 20-year career at US Foods, Schuette held a variety of executive sales, finance and operations positions. Prior to joining that company, he was an executive at Martin Brower, a subsidiary of Reyes Holdings. Schuette began his career at Arthur Andersen in Chicago.
“I look forward to leading the American Tire Distributors team and building on the strong record of performance they have achieved under Bill Berry’s leadership,” said Schuette. “ATD’s focus on operational excellence in serving its customers across the U.S. and Canada has established a firm foundation for the business. My goal will be to drive the innovation necessary to continue to grow the business and exceed our customers’ expectations.”
“Stuart’s broad experience and record of achievement in the foodservice distribution industry positions him well to lead ATD,” Berry said. “I am proud of all that the ATD team has accomplished and am confident that Stuart will continue to grow the business and guide the company to future success.”