Posted April 23, 2019

Genuine Parts gives Donahue added title of chairman

Genuine Parts Company has appointed Paul D. Donahue as chairman of the board of directors.

Paul DonahueDonahue has served as president and CEO of Genuine Parts Company since May 1, 2016. He will continue as CEO.

"Paul is well deserving of his new responsibilities as chairman of the board. He has served the company in key executive roles since 2003, including the last three years as president and CEO, and is perfectly suited to lead the company and its board in the coming years," said Tom Gallagher, the former chairman.

"It is a privilege and an honor to serve as chairman of the board of Genuine Parts Company," said Donahue. "I want to thank the board for their confidence in my leadership and express my sincere gratitude to Tom, who served so admirably as chairman for the last 14 years. We are fortunate that Tom will continue to serve as a director on the GPC board."