Founder and Chairman General Parts, Inc. – Raleigh, North Carolina
Temple Sloan is the Chairman of General Parts, Inc. of Raleigh, North Carolina, one of the nation’s largest wholesale distributors of auto parts. Mr. Sloan founded the company in 1961 at the age of 21 while still a student at Duke University. Today, General Parts is a billion-dollar organization with more than 8,000 employees and more than 800 stores and is the supplier of an additional 1,250 owner operated stores which do business across the United States and Canada under the brand name “CarQuest.” Mr. Sloan has been active in many professional, civic, educational, religious and other charitable organizations, both local and national. He is, or has served, on the Board of Directors of NationsBank Corporation, the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association, Inc. and the Greater Chamber of Commerce of Raleigh. Mr. Sloan is a trustee of St. Andrews College and Peace College, Presbyterian Homes, Inc. and Boys and Girls Homes, all in his home state. He is a member of Who’s Who in America and has received the Distinguished Service Citation from the Automotive Hall of Fame. He has also been recognized for his contributions to the Boy Scouts and is active in his church. Mr. Sloan is an avid hunter and fisherman, activities which he enjoys pursuing on his cattle ranch in southwestern Montana.