Craig Cates

Senior Vice President, Supply Chain

Craig Cates is Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, at Auto Plus, responsible for all aspects of the Company’s supply chain operations, including the distribution center network, enhancing the Company’s assortment and inventory position to best serve its customers, and freight and logistics.

Cates joins Auto Plus with deep supply chain leadership experience and expertise in commodity risk management, strategic sourcing, sales and operations planning, materials management and warehousing operations. Most recently, he served as Vice President, Global Sourcing, at Equifax. There, he managed the strategic sourcing process, maximizing savings and leading a world-class corporate sourcing organization. Prior to Equifax, he was Assistant Vice President, Supply Chain and Strategic Sourcing, at Metaprocure Inc., where he led a consulting practice delivering supply chain and sourcing solutions to industrial and service clients and managed all aspects of supply chain operations. He also held supply chain leadership positions at companies including, Applied Decision Technologies, Inc., Wincup, Inc., Conwood Company, Delta Air Lines and Sara Lee Corporation, with a proven track record in strategic sourcing, increasing customer service levels and leading efficient distribution center networks. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics and a master’s degree in Finance and Operations Management from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Transparency In Coverage: IEH Auto Parts LLC Health & Welfare Benefits Program

Federal regulations known as the Transparency in Coverage Rule require the IEH Auto Parts LLC Health & Welfare Benefits Program (the "IEH Plan") to make certain machine-readable data files ("MRFs") available to the public beginning July 1, 2022. The MRFs include medical plan pricing information regarding in-network rates for covered items and services and out-of-network allowed amounts and billed charges for covered items and services.

MRFs for the medical plan options offered under the IEH Plan are maintained by and hosted on the websites of the third-party administrators and insurers who administer those plan options. Links and instructions for locating the MRFs are below.

BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama ("BCBS") creates and publishes the MRFs for the BCBS medical plan benefits offered under the IEH Plan. To find and download those MRFs, please visit the BCBS Transparency in Coverage Rule website at Once on the Transparency in Coverage Rule website, click on the link titled "Transparency in Coverage Rule machine-readable pricing files" to access the Table of Contents file, where you can search for files applicable to the IEH Plan using the Employer Identification Number ("EIN") for IEH Auto Parts LLC. That EIN is 47-3322066.