Genuine Parts Company announced that its board of directors has appointed William P. Stengel to the position of president and chief operating officer and Christopher T. Galla to the position of senior vice president and general counsel, effective January 1, 2023.
Mr. Stengel joined the company in 2019 as executive vice president and chief transformation officer with nearly two decades of significant leadership and professional experience. In 2021, he was promoted to serve as only the eighth president in the company’s 93-year history. In his expanded role, he will continue to partner with business units and field support teams to execute the GPC strategy, as well as manage the company’s day-to-day operations. Mr. Stengel will continue to report to Paul Donahue, chairman and chief executive officer.
Mr. Galla has been with the company for nearly 18 years, and he was most recently vice president and general counsel, responsible for the company’s legal function. In his new role, he will continue overseeing all legal matters for the company and take on expanded responsibilities across governance, environmental and compliance matters. As a member of the executive leadership team, Mr. Galla will also report directly to Mr. Donahue.
Courtesy of Genuine Parts.