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.