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.