The Wheel Group Names New CEO

The Wheel Group Names New CEO | THE SHOPThe Wheel Group has appointed Dave Albert as its new CEO, the company announced. Current CEO David Williams will be shifting to the role of director of strategy and business development.

“With the continued growth of The Wheel Group brands, adding Dave Albert to the team is a move to capitalize on our strong momentum ten-fold,” said The Wheel Group Executive Chairman Wade Kawasaki. “Dave’s rich background of experience at world-class companies and proven strategic leadership will be an outstanding addition to our team.”

Albert has more than two decades of top-level strategic experience, the company said, and most recently served as president of Spectrum Brands’ Home and Personal Care Appliances Division, selling under brands such as Black & Decker, Remington, George Foreman and Russell Hobbs. Previously, Albert was the vice president and general manager of Spectrum Brands’ Asia Pacific and Canadian regions. In these roles, he led local operations and the go-to-market executions of Spectrum’s entire brand portfolio.

“The Wheel Group boasts an incredible variety of brands and products, and I am excited to assist in a new era of growth.” said The Wheel Group CEO Dave Albert. “I look forward to working alongside the team at The Wheel Group to continue their pursuit as one of the largest names in the automotive aftermarket industry.”

“We are thrilled to have Dave Albert lead TWG with his strong track record of guiding strategic growth and fostering outstanding teams and culture,” said Neel Mayenkar, partner of Wynnchurch, parent company of The Wheel Group.  “TWG will drive exceptional value for our customers and suppliers by leveraging Dave’s deep supply chain and branding experience.”

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