Stuart is a leading logistics and supply Chain executive with over 20 years of experience within the food & beverage and automotive industries with a focus on enhancing and transforming operation efficiencies. Since 2016, Stuart has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of American Tire Distributors (ATD), the largest independent suppliers of tires to the replacement tire market. At ATD, Stuart has led the team to be the most connected and insightful automotive solutions provider. Through a customer-centric focus, Stuart has enabled ATD to help customers and manufacturer partners prepare for the future through an emphasis on operational excellence and the development of industry-leading digital platforms and advanced analytics tools.
Prior to joining ATD, Stuart served as COO of US Foods, a $20+ billion foodservice distribution business, where he was critically involved in the transformation of the brand, sales and organization. Stuart also served as an executive at Martin Brower, a subsidiary of Reyes Holdings, LLC, the world’s largest distributor of products to more than 8,400 McDonald’s restaurants. Stuart began his career at Arthur Andersen in Chicago. Stuart is a recipient of the Chairman’s Winners Circle Award by Heller Financial and is a Hall of Fame Member at Illinois State University.
Stuart currently serves on the Board of GS Foods, a Highview portfolio company.
Stuart earned a Bachelor of Science, Accounting from Illinois State University.