Engine Parts Group, Inc. (Engine Pro) has named William E. (Bill) Cook as President of the engine parts distribution group. He assumes the position of president from Don Weber who passed away in March of 2018.
EPGI’s current chairman, Paul Van Woensel of Engine & Performance Warehouse said, “Bill has in-depth management experience in the worldwide automotive parts distribution industry and is also extremely knowledgeable in the automotive repair and machining fields.”
Cook started his new position on September 10, 2018 and will be based in Kansas City, MO, which is also the home of the central distribution warehouse for Engine Pro. The business office will continue to be located in Denver.
Cook most recently served as National Sales Manager for SFA Companies. Prior to that he was the Business Development Manager for The Network and was employed for 15 years by Automotive Parts Associates, Inc. (APA), as VP of Program Development.
Early in his career, Cook owned a successful retail auto parts business and is an avid restorer of classic cars, having recently built a Cobra from the ground up, including assembling the engine.
In his new position, Cook will oversee the growth of Engine Parts Group, Inc., manage product buying and work with suppliers to expand sales opportunities. He will also work with shareholders and staff to provide the most competitive products, pricing and service to the 12,000 engine professionals who make up the customer base of Engine Pro.
Engine Pro is the largest engine parts distribution network in the U.S. and Australia. The group’s independent specialty engine parts distributors operate 36 warehouses and inventory a full line of internal engine components for domestic and import passenger car, light truck, heavy duty, industrial, marine, agricultural and performance applications.
For more information, visit www.enginepro.com.