Pep Boys Names New CEO

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Pep Boys has hired Scott P. Sider as its new chief executive officer.

The announcement comes more than eight months after Michael Odell stepped down from the job in September, just a few weeks after the Philadelphia-based company reported disappointing second quarter earnings.

John Sweetwood served as interim CEO since Odell left.

Sider spent the last 32 years climbing the ladder at Hertz Corporation.

His most recent position was as the group president of Rent A Car Americas, Hertz's largest division. He excelled in areas such as customer and employee satisfaction, asset management and digital integration, according to a Pep Boys news release.

"My experiences at Hertz, which have provided me with an appreciation of customer satisfaction through differentiation, a deep understanding of vehicle maintenance and the need for continual process improvement, combined with Pep Boys’ iconic brand makes this a very exciting opportunity for me," Sider said in a press release.

This article originally appeared on Philadelphia Business Journal.

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