Mr. Allan R. Dragone, Jr., also known as Al, was selected as FleetPride Chief Executive Officer in March 2016 by the company’s Board of Directors. Most recently, Mr. Dragone served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of GCA Services Group, Inc. until January 2016. Prior to GCA, Mr. Dragone served as Chief Executive Officer of Unisource Worldwide Inc. from February 2004 until the company merged and was taken public in 2014. He also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Graphic Communications, Inc. until the sale to Bain Capital and incorporated into Unisource Worldwide in 2003. He has over 30 years of executive management experience in leading large, national companies in the service sector. Mr. Dragone started his career with Champion International in 1978 and served in various roles, including Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for International and Newsprint. In 1998, he left to lead Graphic Communications.
Mr. Allan Dragone, Jr., has an undergraduate degree from Middlebury College and an Master Of Business Administration from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
Mr. Amath Fall joined FleetPride in 2016 as Chief Financial Officer. Amath Fall comes to us with over 20 years of experience in the distribution business. Over his career, he held several management and executive positions in many companies of various sizes and industries where he managed various functions including Accounting and Finance, Operations, and Information Technology. Before FleetPride, Amath Fall was the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Ryan Herco Flow Solutions. Prior to Ryan Herco, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Performance Team Freight Systems, Vice-President planning of Nashfinch Co., and Vice-President planning of AmeriCold Logistics. Amath Fall’s extensive experience in Finance and distribution operations has enabled him to be a business transformation agent for the companies he worked for.
Mr. Fall earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master’s degree in Business Economics from the University of Nebraska. He is an active Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant.
Mr. 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 Vice-President, 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.
Mr. Sammons earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas Christian University and an Master Of Business Administration from the University of Texas, Arlington.
Mr. Andy Yearout is our Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and General Manager of our wholesale division. Andy has over 20 years experience in industrial distribution companies in supply chain, operations, and sales roles. Prior to joining FleetPride in 2016, Andy spent 12 years with Veritiv (an $8B company created by the merger of Unisource and xpedx). Andy served as Vice President of Supply Chain for Veritiv where he had functional responsibility for a complex supply chain that included more than 100 warehouse locations and one of the largest private fleets in North America. Andy began his career with Office Depot in their Business Services Division where he held a number of supply chain, operations, and sales leadership roles before being promoted to Director of Operations.
Mr. Mike Harris joined FleetPride in January 2016 and today is our Senior Vice President of Sales and Branch Operations. Since joining the company, Mike has held the roles of Vice President of Sales and most recently the Vice President and General Manager of the National Accounts business unit. Mike brings over 20 years of experience in the OEM and aftermarket trucking industry. Prior to joining FleetPride, Mike spent 13 years with Navistar in various leadership roles including Vice President of Sales, North America Parts and Director of Product Management. Prior to Navistar, Mike spent 8 years in the independent aftermarket in sales and branch operations roles.
Mr. Harris earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from DePaul University in Business Management and Organizational Leadership.
Ms. Beth Corl joined FleetPride in 2016 as Senior Vice-President, Human Resources. Ms. Corl has over twenty years of experience building and leading high performing teams and organizations. Ms. Corl came to FleetPride following eight years with Marietta Corporation (later KIK Custom Products, Inc), where she had ascended to the role of Senior Vice-President, Human Resources. During her tenure with Marietta, she led all Human Resources functions, including employee/labor relations, regulatory compliance, recruitment, compensation, benefits, and payroll. Prior to Marietta, Ms. Corl spent eight years with Alcoa, serving in various Human Resources leadership positions for a number of its different business units, including, lastly, Kawneer, an Alcoa Company.
Ms. Corl holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources Certification. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Union University and her Master of Arts in Executive Leadership from Christian Brothers University.
Mr. Baron T. Oursler is the General Counsel for FleetPride. Baron has served as legal counsel to FleetPride since February 2014. Prior to joining FleetPride, Baron served as counsel to a Fortune 50 multinational food, snack, and beverage corporation and Chief Legal Officer of an aerospace research and development firm. Prior to that, Baron spent several years in private practice as a complex commercial litigator, with the majority of his practice dedicated to the representation of private equity funds, investment advisors, fiduciaries, and various businesses in an array of high stakes matters in Texas, New York, and across the nation.
Mr. Oursler is admitted to practice law in Texas and New York and earned his Bachelor of Business Administration and Doctor of Jurisprudence degrees from Texas Tech University.
Mr. Mike Paxton joined FleetPride in 2008 as Vice-President Mergers & Acquisitions. During that time, Paxton has overseen FleetPride’s expansion through the acquisition and integration of over 40 businesses adding in excess of 100 branch locations to its network. Prior to FleetPride, Paxton spent 15 years in the waste industry holding positions of Vice-President Acquisitions and Vice-President Corporate Controller and was a founding member of WCA Waste Corporation.
Mr. Paxton is an active Certified Public Accountant and received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Houston.