U.S. Auto Parts Appoints Director Recommended By Co-Founder

U.S. Auto Parts Network has appointed Jim Barnes to its board of directors at the recommendation of Mehran Nia, a current member of the board and special advisor to the company. Nia is one of the co-founders of U.S. Auto Parts. He was its president and CEO and a director from 1995-’07.

According to an Oct. 10 filing with the SEC, Barnes’ addition is in accordance with an agreement between the company, Nia and the Nia Living Trust.

Barnes will serve as a Class III director of U.S. Auto Parts until the 2021 annual meeting of stockholders. According to the company, Barnes qualifies as an independent director, and has no family relationships with any director or executive officer of U.S. Auto Parts. Further, Barnes does not have a direct or indirect material interest in any transaction required to be disclosed, the company’s SEC filing states.

Barnes currently serves as the CEO of enVista LLC, a supply chain and unified commerce consulting firm. Prior to founding enVista, he was the executive vice president and co-founder of Q4 Logistics.

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