Ken Walker, the former CEO of Driven Brands, has joined 1-800 Radiator & A/C as its non-executive vice chairman and a member of the board of directors. Benicia, CA-based 1-800-Radiator & A/C is a distributor of aftermarket automotive cooling parts, fuel pumps, undercar parts and collision parts. The company has 220 locations, most of them franchised, in the United States and Canada.
Walker has, until recently, served as the chairman and CEO of Driven Brands, parent company to Meineke Car Care Centers, Maaco Franchising, Econo Lube N’ Tune and more. (As you may recall, Driven Brands was purchased in late 2011 by the private equity firm Harvest Partners). Walker joined Meineke as president and CEO in 1996 after serving nearly four years as the president and CEO of Parts Inc.
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Click here to read more about Harvest Partner’s purchase of Driven Brands.