Original One Parts announces Brad Willen to join management team

July 15, 2020
Original One Parts, a portfolio company of private equity firm Kinderhook Industries, LLC is pleased to announce that industry veteran Brad Willen has joined their senior management team, serving as Executive VP. 
Original One Parts™, a portfolio company of private equity firm Kinderhook Industries, LLC, is pleased to announce that industry veteran Brad Willen has joined their senior management team, serving as Executive VP. Willen will be responsible for global supply chain, as well playing a leadership role during the company’s anticipated growth.

“Brad has a proven track record of managing growth through quality and innovation,” said Wade Hilburn, CEO of Original One Parts. “As Original One Parts is poised for accelerated growth since our recent acquisition, Brad will be a valued part of our management team.” 

In 1990, Willen joined his family business Triplett Auto Recyclers in Akron, OH, before it became LKQ Corporation's first acquisition in 1998. Willen spent the next 20 years as a key member of the LKQ management team and served as the VP of Salvage Procurement and Pricing, where he managed those processes on a national scale.

Willen will leverage his 28 years of experience in the automotive recycling and aftermarket industry to oversee similar areas at Original One Parts. He will also assist in assembling a skilled management team to promote the highest level of quality and service in the industry.

Original One Parts is an American company providing OEM refinished parts that are VIN verified, certified, and guaranteed for form, fit and function, meeting the highest quality expectations of automotive repairers across the U.S. 

For more information about the solutions that Original Parts provides please contact: Original One Parts 877-441-0001.

About Original One Parts 
Original One Parts employs cutting-edge engineering technology to test and certify recycled OEM parts. The proprietary VINtegrity™ certification process ensures a consistent form, fit and function, delivered in a convenient electronic marketplace. Many leading Multi-shop locations, single-shops and insurance companies take advantage of the value offered by Original One Parts™ to provide a quality part at a competitive price. For more information, please visit https://originaloneparts.com

About Kinderhook Industries
Founded in 2003, Kinderhook Industries, LLC is a private investment firm that manages more than $3.1 billion of committed capital. Kinderhook has made in excess of 230 investments and follow-on acquisitions since their inception. Kinderhook’s investment philosophy is predicated on matching unique, growth-oriented investment opportunities with exceptional financial expertise and their proprietary network of operating partners. The focus is on middle market businesses with defensible niche market positioning in the healthcare services, environmental / business services, and automotive / light manufacturing sectors. Kinderhook has a track record of successfully and consistently building industry leaders. For more information, please visit https://www.kinderhook.com

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