Chief Information Officer
As chief information officer, Tony Vaden oversees all aspects of ABC Supply’s information technology systems, leading the team of nearly four dozen associates that supports the computing needs of the company’s nearly 7,000 associates nationwide.
An information technology industry veteran of more than 25 years, Tony has worked in the manufacturing, distribution and retail sectors. He came to ABC Supply in October 2013 from American Tire Distributors Inc. (ATD), the largest tire and wheel distributor serving retail tire dealers in the United States and Canada, where he had served as senior vice president and CIO. Prior to that, he held senior technology positions at Dell Inc., Solectron (now Flextronics) and AMP Inc. (now TE Connectivity Ltd.).
Tony has extensive background in all facets of technology solutions, including enterprise resource planning (ERP), eCommerce, point of sale (POS) and mobile applications. He is a recognized industry leader in cloud computing and innovative solutions.
Tony received EMC’s 2012 Customer Reference Award for Thought Leadership and was a Quest CIO of the Year nominee in 2009.
He has a Bachelor of Science degree in information technology from Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, N.C. He also studied engineering at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C. after completing an Associate of Science degree in Engineering from Surry Community College in Dobson, N.C.