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 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.
Terry Winslow is President - Retail, Store Operations & Customer Experience for Icahn Automotive. Winslow’s extensive industry experience includes a previous 29-year career with Pep Boys during which he served in multiple leadership roles, including Vice President of Operations (East), Divisional Vice President, and Vice President HR. Most recently, Winslow served as Vice President Store Operations, Asset Protection and Real Estate for Advance Auto Parts and, prior to that, as Advance’s Regional Vice President (RVP) for the Mid-Atlantic region.
Wade Sharp, President - Commercial, has served in a variety of leadership roles for Icahn Automotive Group including Senior Vice President of Store Sales and Operations for Auto Plus and Pep Boys. Before joining Auto Plus, Sharp was a Regional Vice President at Advance Auto Parts and held senior sales positions in several industries, including the automotive aftermarket, retail and food.
Rich Paradise oversees all financial functions for Icahn Automotive businesses. Paradise’s career has spanned more than 30 years in financial and operational leadership roles across several industries, including automotive parts distribution. Paradise has proven CFO experience with companies with revenues ranging from $700 million to $2.5 billion.
James Healy 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 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 responsible for supporting Icahn Automotive frontline employees with the tools and resources they need to provide outstanding customer service. From March 15, 2017, Papa served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Federal-Mogul Motorparts, an $8 billion global supplier of automotive aftermarket and powertrain components. 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, 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 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.
Matt Pohlman has overall responsibility for the successful operation of all distribution centers/warehouses, inventory management, and transportation in the Icahn Automotive supply chain network. Pohlman 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.
Brian Kaner oversees facilities and property management, regional market development, M&A activities in the service line of business, and the real estate portfolio for Icahn Automotive businesses. Kaner has more than 20 years of experience in financial and operations leadership within the industrial and business services industries. He has an expertise in operations finance, working capital management, strategic planning, and organizational leadership and development. Most recently, Kaner was President of Sears Auto Centers, where he was responsible for 650 Auto Centers. Prior to serving as President, Kaner was CFO/COO of Sears Home Services and Appliance businesses. He also has held COO and CFO positions with Stanley Black & Decker.