LKQ Corp. has hired Ian P. Musselman as senior vice president of government and regulatory affairs. Musselman will open LKQ’s Washington, D.C., office and help establish a federal government affairs presence, as well as oversee existing government affairs activities, for the company.
LKQ, a global Fortune 300 company with nearly $12 billion in annual sales and approximately 51,000 employees, is a distributor of alternative and specialty parts to repair and accessorize automobiles and other vehicles.
“I am very pleased to have Ian join the senior leadership team of LKQ,” said Dominick Zarcone, president and CEO. “His years of government affairs experience working on complex issues and his ability to navigate Congress, coupled with his strong relationships throughout Washington, will be invaluable to LKQ as we strengthen our voice at all levels of government. Additionally, Ian has tremendous experience in the automotive parts industry and advanced vehicle technologies, including automatic vehicle safety systems and alternative power technologies for light and heavy-duty vehicles. These skills will be an outstanding asset to our long-term growth strategy of adapting to the rapid change taking place in the automotive industry.”
Musselman joined Continental Automotive Group and Continental Tire of the Americas in September 2012 as director of government affairs for North America.
“I look forward to using both my experience in establishing a government affairs presence in Washington, D.C., and my knowledge of the overall automotive industry’s legislative and regulatory dynamics to promote LKQ’s story at both the federal and state levels of Government,” said Musselman.
Musselman has served on the boards of several youth-related, non-profit organizations including the Tewaaraton Foundation, a non-profit that annually honors the most outstanding NCAA men’s and women’s lacrosse player, and the Belfast Beltway Classic, which encourages sportsmanship and education on each side of the Atlantic.
Musselman earned a bachelor of arts in American Studies from Colby College in Maine.