The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance announced the hiring of Anne Coffin as Director of Information Technology at Alliance Parts Warehouse (APW). APW, headquartered in Little Rock, Ark., is a multi-purpose enterprise that is owned jointly by all shareholders of the Alliance.
"I’ve worked with Anne for many years on various industry technology related projects and am delighted to have the opportunity to add her to our IT team," said Dale E. Hopkins, vice president and CIO of the Alliance. "Her broad systems, catalog, infrastructure, and software development prowess coupled with her project management expertise will add a strategic dimension to our IT capabilities."
Coffin's background includes major consulting engagements with companies as varied as IBM, Georgia Pacific and Dana Corporation when she was president and owner of Kaleidoscope Systems. After serving as CIO of Beck/Arnley Worldparts Corporation, she established BlueWing Resource Group where she was president.
"I look forward to working with what is clearly the most innovative IT team in the aftermarket," said Coffin. "They have shared with me some of the plans and direction at APW and I am excited about the progressive technologies we will be deploying."
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