OEC Announces Appointment of Chief Financial Officer

CLEVELAND, OH, September 5, 2018 – OEConnection (OEC), a leading technology provider for OEM distribution networks, has announced the appointment of Rich Garcia as its new Chief Financial Officer. Garcia will be responsible for leading the company’s financial operations in conjunction with providing strategic financial direction. He will oversee the global accounting and finance teams, including responsibility for financial reporting, treasury, tax, business development, purchasing and business information systems functions.

“We are extremely excited to welcome Rich to OEC,” said Chuck Rotuno, OEC Chairman & CEO. “With his impressive track record of driving profitability within international businesses and negotiating acquisitions, he will be a great fit, as these areas are a key part of the long-term growth plan for OEC.”

Prior to joining OEC, Garcia served as Chief Financial Officer at Koroseal Interior Products, LLC,. Garcia has over 30 years of financial leadership experience, including holding top positions at Avtron Holdings, LLC, Wastequip, Inc., and Nacco Industries.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to join the leadership team at OEC,” Garcia said. “As a growing company with an international footprint, I believe OEC will continue to flourish.”

Garcia holds a Master of Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelor of Business Administration, Major Accounting, from Kent State University. He passed his CPA exam 1983.


About OEC

OEConnection (OEC) is the leading automotive technology provider for OEM distribution networks, enabling automakers and dealerships around the world to deliver parts and service information quickly and accurately into the hands of repairers in collision, fleet, mechanical and retail segments, as well as their own service lanes, through a suite of parts cataloging, supply chain, pricing, ecommerce, service and business intelligence solutions. OEC serves nearly 50 international auto brands and fleet companies, and more than 150,000 dealership and repair customers worldwide. OEC is headquartered in the greater Cleveland area at 4205 Highlander Parkway, Richfield, Ohio, USA, 44286. Additional information is available at or by emailing Kathy Jambor at