Team PRP proudly introduced new Executive Director Jarret W. Hann to its membership during the Annual Team PRP Conference, held on September 10th in Cincinnati, Ohio. Following an extensive search for the ideal candidate, the Team PRP Board of Directors unanimously approved Hann’s appointment to the position several weeks earlier.
“Team PRP is fortunate to have found such a qualified candidate as Jarret Hann for its new executive director,” says John Bessler, former president of Team PRP’s Board of Directors and CEO of Bessler Auto Parts. “The PRP Board wanted to make sure that we found a candidate that not only had a wealth of experience in organizational management, but who also fit into our culture. After several months of searching and interviewing several very strong candidates, Jarret stood out above the rest; his fresh perspective and outlook will help guide Team PRP through this unique time in our industry and lead us into the future.”
For the past decade, Hann has worked as an attorney focused on civil litigation, negotiating complex settlements, and dispute resolution. His practice also worked closely with the insurance industry; due to that experience, Hann’s expert opinion on the insurance industry has been sought out and cited by numerous national publications, including The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Since 2017, Hann has been involved with the independent automotive repair industry through Transportation Matters, a non-profit organization that he co-founded. In that role, he helped establish strategic partnerships with major brands, such as AutoZone, Hertz, Jasper Engines, and more. His experience in executing strategic short- and long-term organizational goals comes from serving as corporate secretary and counsel for several organization’s boards of directors.
Hann is “excited to begin this new chapter with Team PRP! Our membership represents the best of the best in the recycled parts industry, and I’m honored that the Board selected me for this opportunity.”
Drawing on his previous experience outside the auto industry, Hann brings new perspectives, proven leadership skills, and effective communication to his position. “As executive director of Team PRP, I’ll offer a progressive vision that stays true to the organization’s founding principles, provides further value for our members, and ensures the long-term viability of Team PRP. Working with Team PRP staff to continue to strategically grow our national membership and improve our transportation network, we’ll leverage our position as an industry leader to develop and foster strategic partnerships with insurers, auctions and other vendors that provide net savings and priority treatment to our members. Fully onboarded members quickly increase their sales and profitability by utilizing PRP-related operating efficiencies and supply chain advantages.
“Each member of Team PRP is vital to our organization achieving its goals,” Hann emphasizes. “My efforts will never be focused on any individual member, director, vendor or partner – every decision I make as Executive Director will always center around a single question: What’s best for Team PRP as a whole?”
Hann obtained a B.S. in Business Management from St. Francis Xavier University, where he graduated summa cum laude, and he earned his J.D. from University of Calgary in 2011. Hann lives in Williamsburg, Va. with his wife, Jessica.
As the largest group of independent automotive recyclers in North America, Team PRP boasts over 150 members, whose businesses employ more than 5,000 industry professionals and generate $1.4 billion in annual revenue. Team PRP’s goal is to improve members’ ability to market recycled parts to insurers and repairers by taking advantage of their ability to satisfy the customers’ needs, by pooling their high-quality, late-model inventory, and by improving the efficiency of parts shipment and logistics, which allow members to service a wider distribution area. Team PRP and its members represent a major force in the U.S. market. For more information, visit TeamPRP.com.
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