Engine and Performance Warehouse Inc. (EPWI) has named Duane Zook as general manager for the South Division.
Zook was appointed to succeed John Clark, who is retiring after serving the company for 23 years. Zook has completed several months of training with Clakr and has since assumed his new role with EPWI.
Zook joins EPWI’s senior management team and is responsible for the management and direction of 10 branches throughout the U.S.
“Duane is a great asset to this company and we are lucky to have had him as a branch manager in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for the past 10 years,” said Paul Van Woensel, president of EPWI. “He has some big shoes to fill, but he is an extremely hard worker and has great leadership skills. I am confident that he will get the job done.”
Zook brings over 33 years of automotive and engine parts aftermarket experience to his new position with EPWI. He started his automotive career in 1984 and has held various roles within the automotive retail and wholesale markets working for companies like G&M Performance, Competition Specialties, Engines and Components, and EPWI.
“I am very thankful for the opportunity to step up to the GM position here at EPWI,” Zook said. “It says a lot when a company promotes from within and I am excited to pursue all the challenges that I face going forward within my new role.”
Zook will perform his duties from the corporate office in Dallas.