The people who comprise the DST management team are recognized leaders in developing technologies that drive greater efficiency and profitability in global supply chains.
Clark Brown, Senior VP of TurboShop Division
Clark Brown is Senior VP of the DST Shop Management Team and is responsible for overseeing product development as chief architect of the TurboShop service shop management and point of sales systems.
Prior to joining DST, Clark had over 20 years of experience developing and marketing software systems in the agricultural equipment and automotive aftermarket industries.
J. Craig Beals, Vice President of Sales
Craig Beals is a customer-driven marketing, sales, and business unit executive with extensive leadership experience. He has a strong track record of growing revenue, market share, and profits in highly competitive businesses. He is responsible for leading DST Inc. marketing organization and driving sales strategy.
Mr. Beals joined DST Inc. as a Director of Sales in 2016 and in 2017 he was asked to become our Head of Sales. In his current role, he oversees the Sales team responsible for business development of DST’s e-Commerce, DST’s ERP, DST’s Sales Insight and DST catalog products.
Gary August, Vice President of Customer Service
Gary began his aftermarket career more than 30 years ago at a mid-sized distribution business in NY, and has fulfilled various sales and operations roles in all levels of the Aftermarket, from distributor to manufacturer to technology provider.
Gary held a number of management positions with the business, which was a founding member of Federated and later a member of Parts Plus, supplying 23 company-owned stores as well as independent jobbers in the upstate New York and western New England area from a 100,000 sq ft warehouse. Gary has served on the board of the NYS Automotive Aftermarket Association, and been a member of the AWDA Information and Technology Committee; he also chaired the Parts Plus IT Committee. Prior to joining DST, Gary spent 5 years as the Director of eCommerce and Systems at the Automotive Distribution Network where he managed WD and Jobber sales, implementations and support for ADN’s private labeled distribution management system. In that role, Gary was also responsible for promoting the development and use of ADN’s eCommerce solution, and was the staff liaison to ADN’s IT Committee.
Joe Ferrazzo, Director, Product Management
Joe has worked in the software industry for over thirty years. He is a former software developer and has spent the last eighteen years in Product Management. He worked at Pitney Bowes for 18 years and has been with Solera for six years, currently as Director of Product Management for Solera Parts Group, focusing on eCommerce. Joe has a BA degree in Computer Science, an MBA from the University of St. Thomas, is Pragmatic Marketing certified and is a Certified Scrum Master.
Kyle Johnson, Vice President of Strategic Accounts
Using his unique blend of sales, organizational and technical experience, Kyle has guided DST’s business development activities since 2009.
Kyle began his career with Profit Pro, developing point of sale and shop management systems, and managing programming, data analysis, help desk and quality assurance teams. After Profit Pro was acquired by WHI Solutions, Kyle led development of the WHI Automotive Parts Catalog, as well as the company’s e-Commerce and e-Catalog solutions. Prior to joining DST, Kyle was a member of WHI’s Management Committee as Vice President of Strategic Accounts.
Kyle has been heavily involved in developing aftermarket catalog data standards, serving as a member of the AAIA Technology and Standards Committee for several years and spearheading development of the AAIA Catalog Exchange Standard (ACES).