Holman Enterprises has named Chris Conroy as its next president and chief operating officer, along with a series of executive appointments that will support the organization’s continued evolution.
Conroy has held a number of progressive leadership positions during his 25-year career with the organization, including president of ARI, and most recently serving as president and CEO of Holman Business Services. In his new role, Conroy will be responsible for leading all Holman Enterprises’ operating companies in delivering innovative, technology-driven automotive solutions to commercial and consumer segments around the globe.
“Chris’ exceptional leadership skills and remarkable ability to foster an environment of seamless collaboration have been invaluable to our business, helping to drive a period of unprecedented success for the entire organization,” said Carl Ortell, CEO, Holman Enterprises. “With Chris at the helm of this impressive leadership team, Holman Enterprises is well-positioned to serve both our business and consumer clients with holistic automotive services that address their challenges and position them for future success.”
Under Conroy’s guidance, Holman Enterprises will align its executive leadership structure to strengthen and evolve the company’s collection of automotive services and expertise to further support its strategic vision for sustained growth.
Other company changes include Bob White being promoted to president, Fleet & Mobility, who will continue to lead ARI, and will now also be responsible for Holman Insurance Services, the organization’s commercial and consumer insurance division.
Pete Dondlinger has been promoted to president, Manufacturing & Distribution, and will oversee Auto Truck Group and Kargo Master, Holman Enterprises’ work truck upfitting and manufacturing businesses, as well as Holman Parts Distribution, the organization’s national distributor of OEM powertrain solutions and logistics provider, looking to maximize the natural synergies between these businesses.
Brian Bates will continue to lead the organization’s retail division, Holman Automotive, one of the largest privately owned dealership groups in the U.S. with 40 dealership franchises representing 20 brands from the East Coast to the Pacific Northwest.
“One of Holman’s key differentiators is the ability to apply our knowledge of automotive best practices, innovative technologies, and thoughtful customer experiences across both B2B and B2C markets,” said Conroy. “Brian, Bob, and Pete’s profound understanding of our industry, our customers’ needs, and how we can help support their goals will fuel our organization’s success today and for years to come.”