Valvoline Taps Walmart Executive To Lead Its Quick-Lube Business

Apr 4, 2022

Valvoline Inc. has named Lori Flees as the president of its Retail Services business segment (its quick-lube business), reporting directly to CEO Sam Mitchell. Flees will join Valvoline on April 11 after nearly a decade with Walmart, where she most recently was a senior vice president and COO of its health and wellness division.

Prior to Walmart, Flees spent 17 years with Bain & Company in consumer services, consumer packaged goods (CPG), engineering and construction, industrial manufacturing, and oil and gas. Early in her career, Flees worked at Intel and General Motors.

“Lori is an exceptional business leader, and we are excited to welcome her to Valvoline,” Mitchell said in a statement dated March 30. “As we continue to invest in our industry-leading automotive service network, Lori’s experiences in strategy, innovation and applying technology in the retail space will be a great fit for our Valvoline Instant Oil Change operations.”

Valvoline’s Retail Services segment has more than 1,600 shops across the United States and Canada and nearly 9,000 employees.

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