As Vice President and CIO of American Tire Distributors, Inc. (ATD)
, Tony Vaden
is responsible for all information technology. Since joining the firm in 2007, he has assisted in several acquisitions, Greenfield Distribution Center start-ups, successful conversion to Oracle 11i ERP, and a complete Infrastructure refresh. In the infrastructure refresh, ATD was successful in a near 100% virtualized model and a fully redundant failover/disaster recovery model. Tony is also deploying several online applications to support ATD’s customers with ATDOnline, Tirebuyer, and TirePros. Prior to joining ATD, he served as Director of IT Engineering and online systems for Dell Computer Corporation. At Dell, Tony was responsible for internal Dell IT Engineering, infrastructure, call centers, and online technologies. He also served as Global Vice President of Infrastructure at Solectron, where he was responsible for all global IT technology and information security. Tony has been a leader in the global IT field for more than 20 years.