Guided by CEO Dan Ninivaggi, Icahn Automotive operates three business units: Service, Commercial and Retail/Tires. With centuries of combined experience in the automotive aftermarket, our senior leaders are among the best in the industry.
Learn more about our Leadership Team below.
Dan Ninivaggi is Chief Executive Officer of IEP Automotive Group LLC and Managing Director, Icahn Enterprises L.P. Automotive Segment. Through March 7, 2017, Ninivaggi served as Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation, and Chief Executive Officer, Federal-Mogul Motorparts, based in Southfield, Michigan. Ninivaggi joined Federal-Mogul, an $8 billion global supplier of automotive powertrain and safety components, in 2010, initially serving as a member of the Board of Directors. In February 2014, he was appointed Co-Chief Executive Officer and, in May 2015, Co-Chairman of Federal-Mogul. Ninivaggi previously served as President of Icahn Enterprises L.P. and its general partner, Icahn Enterprises G.P. Inc., from April 2010 to February 2014; as its Chief Executive Officer from August 2010 to February 2014; and as a director from March 2012 until May 2015. In his career, Ninivaggi has also served as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Tropicana Entertainment Inc. and in a variety of executive positions at Lear Corporation, an $18 billion global supplier of automotive seating and electrical power management systems and components. Prior to joining Lear Corporation, Ninivaggi was a partner with the law firm of Winston & Strawn LLP.
Bill Ihnken is President – Service. He leads Service sales and operations for Icahn Automotive. Ihnken has more than 25 years of experience in the automotive aftermarket, most recently as President and CEO of Just Brakes, now a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack. Prior to Just Brakes, Ihnken spent 13 years as President of Retail, and later Chief Operating Officer, of TBC Retail Group, a leading retail tire and automotive services provider with 900+ multiple branded retail outlets. Earlier in his career, Ihnken served in operations leadership roles at several tire and automotive service providers.
Brent Windom is President – Commercial. Windom, who is a 30-year veteran of the automotive aftermarket, leads the Commercial businesses of Icahn Automotive. Windom previously oversaw the transition of Auto Plus® during its 2015 acquisition from Quebec-based Uni-Select by Icahn Enterprises. He first joined Uni-Select’s operations in the United States over a decade ago, where he initially was responsible for all North American sales and marketing. He served as Vice President of Marketing and Merchandising for MAWDI from 1994 until 2004, when it was sold to Uni-Select. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President at AI Automotive for nine years until its sale to MAWDI. Windom began his career overseeing sales with Downey Automotive, which was sold to AI Automotive in 1985.
Wade Sharp is President – Retail/Tires. He leads a group of senior executives focused on Icahn Automotive’s retail store operations. Most recently, Sharp was the Senior Vice President of Store Sales and Operations for Auto Plus and Pep Boys. Before joining Auto Plus as Senior Vice President, Store Sales and Operations, he was a Regional Vice President at Advance Auto Parts and held senior sales positions in several industries, including the automotive aftermarket, retail and food.
Mike Englert is Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary. He oversees all financial functions for Icahn Automotive. Englert previously served in finance leadership roles at Auto Plus and Pep Boys. Before joining Auto Plus, Englert was part of Ernst and Young’s audit practice. Englert is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.S. in accounting from the State University of New York at Brockport.
James Healy is Senior Vice President – Corporate Development and Strategy. He is responsible for strategic initiatives, mergers and acquisitions for Icahn Automotive. Prior to joining Icahn Automotive, Healy served as Vice President of Business Development for FastPay, a financial technology company. Healy has also held various positions at GE Capital and worked in Ford Motor Company’s Parts & Service Division.
Matt Flannery is Senior Vice President – General Counsel and Secretary. Flannery oversees all legal and compliance matters, as well as Environmental, Real Estate, Property Management, Loss Prevention, Business Integration and Licensing, for Icahn Automotive. He previously served in senior leadership roles at Auto Plus and Pep Boys. Before joining Auto Plus in 2015, Flannery was Senior Counsel, North America for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, where he led key business and legal decisions relating to OEM, replacement, retail, sales, distribution, marketing, manufacturing, quality and labeling.
Tony Papa, a 25-year international automotive executive, is Senior Vice President – Chief People Officer. Papa is responsible for supporting Icahn Automotive frontline employees with the tools and resources they need to provide outstanding customer service. Through March 7, 2017, he served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Federal-Mogul Motorparts, based in Southfield, Michigan. Papa joined Federal-Mogul, an $8 billion global supplier of automotive aftermarket and powertrain components, in April 2015. Prior to joining Federal-Mogul Motorparts, Papa served as the Global Vice President Human Resources and Compliance Officer for Meridian Technologies leading the successful restructuring and sale of the company. Earlier in his career, Papa spent several years domestically and abroad with Gates Corporation, a $7 billion global industrial and automotive powertrain supplier in several executive HR, Quality and Lean positions.
Gary Desai is Senior Vice President – Information Technology. Desai, who has over 30 years of experience, sets all Information Technology (IT) strategies for Icahn Automotive and its companies. Prior to joining Auto Plus as Chief Information Officer (CIO), Desai served as Vice President and CIO for Federal-Mogul Motorparts. Earlier in his career, Desai was the Vice President of Information Technology for Honeywell Corporation.
Danielle Porto Mohn is Senior Vice President – Chief Marketing Officer. Porto Mohn leads all marketing strategy, brand, media placement, creative, analytics and digital, as well as eCommerce and Customer Satisfaction, for Icahn Automotive and its family of brands. Most recently, she served as the Chief Marketing Officer for Build.com, the third-largest online home improvement retailer and, prior to that, as the Vice President of Marketing & Customer Strategy at Petco. In addition to her multi-channel retail experience, Porto Mohn has held Marketing leadership roles in the hospitality, eCommerce, music and technology industries in a career spanning 18+ years.
John Kelly is Senior Vice President – Merchandising. Kelly, a 30-year veteran of the retail industry, is responsible for the product and pricing strategies for Icahn Automotive. He has served in senior leadership roles at Auto Plus and Pep Boys since 2014. In his career, Kelly has been Chief Merchandising Officer at Circuit City and Senior Vice President – Product Planning, Sales and Marketing at Sharp Electronics. He has also held leadership roles at QVC and Macy’s.
Matt Pohlman is Senior Vice President – Supply Chain. Pohlman has overall responsibility for the successful operation of all distribution centers/warehouses, inventory management, and transportation in the Icahn Automotive supply chain network. He joins Icahn Automotive from Delphi Automotive, where he was responsible for supply chain operations, policies, governance, and controls for 13 years. Prior to Delphi, Pohlman spent 19 years at Federal-Mogul primarily in logistics and operations.