Making the future better, by selling the past
Based in Carnesville, GA, Road Tested Parts (“RTP”) provides customers with both mechanical parts, such as engines and transmissions, as well as collision parts, including door assemblies, lights, fenders, trunk lids and hoods. At RTP, we leverage data to enhance our purchasing and procurement capabilities and employ rigorous quality standards to ensure our customers receive the highest quality OEM parts. With six locations in Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia, we pride ourselves on best-in-class service to our customers across the East Coast, and our growth strategy is predicated on the desire to expand our offering to businesses and consumers throughout the entire United States.
Our vision is to become the most prominent distributor of OEM recycled automotive parts, offer significant growth opportunities and upward mobility to our employees, and continue to deliver top level service to our customers.
Our roots are deep, but our journey is just beginning.
As a platform for capitalizing on future growth opportunities, Road Tested Parts continues to expand its footprint by opening new facilities and via targeted acquisitions of like-minded operators. In July 2022, Lacy Auto Parts, Inc. was acquired by Road Tested Parts, becoming the second company to operate under the RTP umbrella. Similar to Weaver Parts, Lacy Auto Parts has a long history of family-owned roots dating back over 80 years, and the third-generation Lacy operators have joined the Road Tested Parts management team. Road Tested Parts continues to pursue transformational acquisitions that complement the existing network of Road Tested Parts companies.
Chief Executive Officer
Bill Westerman has spent the past 30 years in the automotive industry. At Volvo Trucks North America, Westerman held positions in engineering, sales and marketing, and manufacturing. He moved to Tenneco Automotive where he worked as a plant manager supplying ride control products to most North American car manufacturers. In 2004, he moved to Genuine Parts Company where he served as a division President for 12 years and then as Chief Operating Officer for NAPA Auto Parts. Bill has recently joined Road Tested Parts as CEO and board member. Westerman received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Miami. He received a MS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from Virginia Tech. He is also certified in Lean Manufacturing from the University of Michigan and attended The Wharton Schools Executive Development Program.
Chief Operating Officer
Formerly CEO and owner of Lacy Auto Parts, Inc., Matt joined RTP as Chief Operating Officer as Lacy Auto Parts, Inc. became the newest member of the Road Tested Parts organization. Matt is also the owner and founding member of SmartCycle, a data analytics company service the full-service recycling industry. Matt has held a variety of leadership roles with URG, ARA, and VARA and is the former president of Team PRP, a group of over 100 leading-edge recyclers within the full-service recycling parts industry. Matt holds a B.S. in Management from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Chief Financial Officer
Vice President of Procurement
Vice President of Indirect Sales
Vice President of Transition and Integration