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Polaris names Craig Scanlon new Transamerican Auto Parts president

Polaris industries announced that Craig Scanlon is Transamerican Auto Part’s (TAP) new president. Scanlon succeeds Greg Adler, who is assuming a new role as executive vice chairman.

By CRM Staff

Minneapolis, Minnesota — April 16, 2018 — Polaris industries announced that Craig Scanlon is Transamerican Auto Part’s (TAP) new president. Scanlon succeeds Greg Adler, who is assuming a new role as executive vice chairman. Scanlon and Adler will both report to Steve Eastman, president of aftermarket, parts, garments and accessories for Polaris.

“I imagine TAP’s next chapter will see even more success than its last. On a personal level, my new role as executive vice chairman will allow me to focus on an area of work that I’m extremely passionate about: discovering fresh opportunities, new brands, and untapped segments for TAP,” said Adler.

“For more than 50 years, TAP has led the 4×4 Jeep and truck aftermarket thanks to the vision, leadership and passion of the Adler family. As executive vice chairman, Greg’s extensive industry knowledge, strategic insight and strong relationships will continue to play a critical role in supporting the long-term success of the business,” said Eastman. “I have full confidence that TAP’s market leadership will continue to grow and flourish with Craig at the helm. Craig has an exceptional track record as a proven leader whose clear, strategic vision has been instrumental in helping to shape and grow Polaris’ largest business segment. His dedication and passion, combined with his experience building brands and delivering results, makes him well equipped to accelerate growth and drive long-term success for TAP and Polaris.”

Scanlon’s comments echoed that of Eastman’s – optimistic for the company’s growth. “This is an exciting time for the 4×4 Jeep and truck aftermarket industry and I’m humbled by the opportunity to lead this talented TAP team. TAP’s history of industry leadership and culture of customer-first values have been core to its success. I look forward to building upon its strong foundation and continuing to drive momentum and stronger collaboration across all areas of the business including leveraging synergies resulting from the 2016 acquisition.”

Adler concluded, “My father founded this business in 1961 as a source for Jeep parts. Today, TAP is an industry leader with a growing portfolio. Craig’s vision and enthusiasm leave me feeling confident in his ability to honour both the Adler legacy and company vision of putting the customer first, while continuing to deliver growth for TAP and Polaris. Craig is inheriting an incredibly talented and dedicated team. The foundation is built for continued success under his highly experienced leadership. I imagine TAP’s next chapter will see even more success than its last. On a personal level, my new role as executive vice chairman will allow me to focus on an area of work that I’m extremely passionate about: discovering fresh opportunities, new brands and untapped segments for TAP.”

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