Chief Operating Officer

Donald J. Pfaadt, Jr. Headshot

Donald Pfaadt joined H-E Parts in August 2018 as Vice President of Strategy and Business Development. From there, Mr. Pfaadt was promoted to Executive Vice President, Global Strategy and North American Operations. Now, he is our Chief Operating Officer. As COO and in addition to previous responsibilities, Mr. Pfaadt will be responsible for growth and global supply chain development, strategy, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), selling systems, key account management, and communications.

Mr. Pfaadt brings nearly 20 years of experience in general management, sales, operations, finance and strategy to H-E Parts. Throughout his career, Mr. Pfaadt has been tasked with strategically positioning organizations for transformative and profitable growth. Mr. Pfaadt has nearly two decades of significant leadership and professional experience prior to joining H-E Parts.  Previously, he served in various sales, operations, strategy, and finance leadership roles at HD Supply, a $7 billion industrial supply distributor. Mr. Pfaadt received undergraduate degrees in Finance and History from the University of Kentucky before going on to receive his MBA from the University of Georgia. Mr. Pfaadt graduated with honors from the University of Kentucky.