Donald W. Sturdivant was selected as FleetPride CEO in June 2015 by the company's Board of Directors. He developed a strong understanding of the company's operations, customers and suppliers while serving as interim CEO, and as a member of the FleetPride Board of Directors since April 2014. He also possesses a successful, 25-year track record as a CEO and operations executive. Before FleetPride, Sturdivant was CEO at Marietta Corporation for six years, leading a significant operational and commercial transformation of the business until the company was acquired by KIK International LLC in early 2015. From 2006 to 2008 he served as Chief Operating Officer for Altivity Packaging LLC where he led the company's transformation and merger with Graphic Packaging, which created one of the largest packaging businesses in the United States. Before that, Sturdivant held executive and management roles at several other companies, including Graphic Packaging International, Packaging Corporation of America and James River Corporation. He earned a B.S. degree from the University of Maine and an MBA from the Florida Institute of Technology.
In September 2014, Scott Cisney was promoted to SVP, Branch Operations. Cisney joined FleetPride in April 2013 as RVP for the Southwest Region. Cisney's strong track record of building businesses from the ground up, being able to quickly formulate a strategy and delivering results made him a good fit for the organization. Cisney joined FleetPride from Orchard Supply Hardware, where he served as Regional Vice President with responsibilities that included development of best practices and efficiencies, general operations, sales and EBITDA performance. Prior to Orchard, he held a variety of leadership positions in growth stage companies, consistently improving operational performance. In 2009, Cisney was President and GM for Northwoods Land and Lakes, Inc., and VP & GM for Naterra Land, Inc., both real estate development companies in 2006. He also worked for Gander Mountain Co. for over ten years in several key leadership roles. Cisney received his BS in Economics from the University of Minnesota.
Robert Sammons joined FleetPride in 2014 as Chief Merchandising Officer. Sammons brings extensive merchandising experience in the areas of category management, assortment standardization and rationalization, showroom and plan-o-gram design, product lifecycle management, exclusive brands, inventory planning and supplier performance management. He comes to FleetPride from Pep Boys, a $2B automotive parts and tire business, where he was VP, Merchandising. In this role, Sammons led the Category Management process and team, designed and implemented a parts line review process, realigned branded and private label product mix and was instrumental in restoring competitiveness across all parts categories. Prior to his nine years of experience at Pep Boys, he held key merchandising leadership roles during his ten years at AutoZone. Sammons earned a BBA from Texas Christian University and an MBA from the University of Texas, Arlington.