LKQ Corp., the parent company of warehouse distributor Keystone Automotive Operations, has announced the appointments of John Meyne as senior vice president of LKQ and president of wholesale – North America, and Andy Hamilton as senior vice president of LKQ and president and managing director of LKQ Europe. Both appointments will take effect Jan. 1, 2024.
Last week, the company announced that Justin Jude, current senior vice president and president of its wholesale – North America segment, has been appointed to serve as LKQ’s executive vice president and chief operating officer from Jan. 1 until he officially succeeds Dominick Zarcone as president and CEO of LKQ on July 1, 2024.
Meyne is currently the East division vice president of LKQ’s wholesale – North America segment.
“John has been instrumental in the success of our wholesale – North American business growth and profit transformation. He embodies the LKQ culture and will do exceptionally well leading our wholesale – North America team,” said Jude.
Hamilton is currently the CEO of LKQ’s Euro Car Parts business in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.
“Andy’s extensive experience, including several years as our pan European chief commercial officer and then as CEO of our largest and most profitable European operation, makes him a natural selection to lead our European team,” said Zarcone.
Hamilton will replace Varun Laroyia, executive vice president of LKQ and CEO and managing director of LKQ Europe, who is stepping down Dec. 31. To ensure a smooth transition, Laroyia will serve as a special advisor to Hamilton in 2024, the company stated.
“Varun has been a trusted partner and integral to LKQ’s success during the past six years, and I would like to thank him for his dedication to the company, his significant contributions and his assistance with the transition,” noted Zarcone. “The ability to fill both these key segment leadership roles with internal candidates both demonstrates the depth and breadth of our leadership team and helps to ensure a seamless transition.”