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Meet the Franchise Management Team

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Jim Gregory, President & CEO

Jim joined American Driveline Systems in 2014. He was passionate about the Company’s brand heritage and long-term growth opportunity in the automotive aftermarket. Prior to joining ADS, Jim was a principal investor at American Capital. This private equity and asset management company has over $20 billion in assets under management. During his tenure at American Capital, Jim also served as a Board member for a variety of different businesses. Jim is experienced in controlling equity investments and successful exits in consumer, service, and manufacturing businesses, capital raising, new product development, geographical expansion, executive team building, and franchise management.

Mary Shetzline, CFO

Mary has served as American Driveline Systems’ CFO since October 2017. From April 2014 to September 2017, she was Controller and a manager at ADS. Previously, Mary was a financial manager at Globus Medical in Audubon, Pennsylvania. She was also an auditor at Ernst & Young in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Zach Peters, COO

Zach brings over 20 years of leadership to AAMCO, including expertise in operational leadership, execution, training, and team building. He previously served in the Marine Special Operations Command (“MARSOC”). While in MARSOC, Zach served in many leadership roles including Operations Chief, Team Chief, and Reconnaissance Team Leader. He successfully built teams, executed critical operations in difficult and politically sensitive environments, and served as a key liaison with other DoD and Special Operations forces. Zach is the recipient of many awards including the Bronze Star and Combat Action Ribbon. He was also named Force Recon Team Leader of the Year. After leaving MARSOC, Zach joined Kattera, a global technology based, vertically integrated construction business. During his tenure, Kattera grew rapidly from 700 to 7,000 employees. He also developed team building and training initiatives along with many other successful operational enhancements.

Amy Johnson, CMO

Amy joined American Driveline Systems in 2019. She has a deep respect for the brand and enthusiastic support of AAMCO franchisees. Amy grew up just north of Birmingham, Alabama and worked on her family’s 300-acre cattle farm. She saw first-hand the impact of small business owners on the life of the community. Having owned several small businesses herself, she approaches her role in franchise management with a strong drive to create opportunities for franchisees and deliver value for consumers. Prior to joining American Driveline Systems, Amy led Global Demand Generation for the world’s largest cybersecurity integrator. She has also worked in other industries such as banking, healthcare, and higher education. One of her fondest memories is the old AAMCO hat her grandfather wore while teaching her to drive a tractor. She still frequently visits her grandfather’s farm with her husband and their six children.

Adam Baumgardner, CIO

Adam joined American Driveline Systems in March 2019 as CIO. Adam has a rich technology background, demonstrated leadership ability, and expertise in business intelligence and analytics. Prior to joining ADS, Adam worked at ConnectiveRx as VP of Product Management, Analytics. He also spent over 10 years at inVentiv Health as Director of Product Management and Director of Software Development. Adam received his B.S. in Finance at King’s College and his M.S. in Information Science at Penn State University.

Bruce Chidsey, Vice President of Technical Services

Bruce joined AAMCO in September 2007 as Vice President of Technical Services and New Product Development. Prior to AAMCO, Bruce spent 27 years with the Pep Boys Franchise. His last position was Pep Boys Auto’s Corporate Vice President of Service Operations and Customer Relations. Bruce brings a rare combination of technical and sales expertise and has current certifications as ASIA/ASE World Class Technician, Master Automotive, Master HD Truck, Master Engine Machinist, and Master Refinishing.

John Bethune, Dean of AAMCO University

Since April 2017, John Bethune has directed all training programs for AAMCO University. He has been involved in automotive aftermarket businesses for over 30 years, including as an AAMCO Center franchisee from 1987 to 2008. In 2008, John sold his business and became the Director of National Accounts for Transtar, a major aftermarket parts supplier. Earlier in his career, John was an educator in New Zealand and Australia.


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