MPEC | NAPA Acquires Darlington Auto Supply & Wheeling Auto Supply

March 2, 2020

MPEC purchases the NAPA Auto Parts store operations in Darlington, WI & Wheeling, IL

Rockford, March 2, 2020 – MPEC—

MPEC | NAPA is excited to annouce that we have completed the purchase the NAPA Auto Parts stores located in Darlington, WI and Wheeling, IL. The Darlington store is located between our Brodhead and Platteville, WI stores, and the Wheeling, IL store is located 12 miles west of our Highland Park store. The Darlington store will be part of the Janesville Region and will report to Jeff Hissong, while the Wheeling store will join the Rockford Region and report to Russ Oziminski.

The Darlington store will be led by Robert Johns. Bob leads a highly experienced store team with over 100 years of combined NAPA service! Eron Guzman-Hernandez will lead the Wheeling store after successful stints in both McHenry and Crystal Lake, and we couldn’t be more excited to have him at the helm in Wheeling. As with all our operations, the team is the greatest asset, and we are excited to introduce both store teams to all of MPEC | NAPA.

In connection with these acquisitions, we are also pleased to announce that Brandon Haney will now lead the Crystal Lake store after spending the last year leading the Highland Park operation. In addition, we would also like to share that Ben Thiemeyer has been promoted to manager of the Highland Park operation. We are grateful to both Brandon and Ben for their willingness to take on new challenges and congratulate them on their new roles.

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