Mr. Wright joined Cottman in April 2011.
Prior to April 2011, Mr. Wright was employed at Thorsen Tools, a provider of automotive mechanics hand tools to the mass aftermarket. Mr. Wright was President and CEO of Thorsen from 2006 to 2011. Prior to Thorsen, Mr. Wright held the position of Vice President, General Manager of Auto Expressions; the automotive aftermarket accessories division of Shell Oil.
Prior to Shell, Mr. Wright held the position of Sr. Vice President, Marketing and Merchandising for NAPA Auto Parts (Genuine Pars Company – NYSE Company). Mr. Wright was also previously employed by Sears (NYSE Company) as Vice President of the Automotive Division.
Mr. Wright also held various executive positions at Western Auto Supply Company. Mr. Wright is an active member of ACA (Auto Care Association) currently serving as Chairman of the Market Intelligence Committee. Mr. Wright holds a BS degree from Missouri State University and an MBA degree from Rockhurst University.