North Fulton Business Radio, Episode 487)
Charity Worthy-Dargan and Kinsee Owens, both with Genuine Parts Company, joined host John Ray on this episode of North Fulton Business Radio LIVE from SOAHR 2022. Charity and Kinsee shared their journeys to HR, a bit about Genuine Parts, including career opportunities with this Fortune 500 company, their experiences with SHRM-Atlanta, and much more.
This show was originally broadcast live from SOAHR 2022, the annual conference of SHRM-Atlanta, held at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia on July 27th and 28th, 2022.
Genuine Parts Company
Genuine Parts Company, founded in 1928, is a global service organization engaged in the distribution of automotive and industrial replacement parts. The Company serves hundreds of thousands of customers from a network of more than 10,000 locations across North America, Europe, and Australasia and has approximately 53,000 employees.
The Automotive Parts Group distributes automotive replacement parts, accessories and service items across North America, Europe, and Australasia.
The Industrial Parts Group is represented by Motion Industries in North America and Mi Asia Pac in Australasia.
In 1928, Carlyle Fraser founded GPC with the purchase of Motor Parts Depot in Atlanta, Georgia for $40,000. He then renamed the parts store Genuine Parts Company. The original GPC store had annual sales of $75,000 and had only six employees. In relationship with NAPA, GPC grew its automotive business to become the largest automotive aftermarket network across the globe.
From the beginning, GPC has focused on providing its customers with quality products and swift, reliable service. The Company has grown organically and through acquisitions, including the addition of Motion Industries, a leading industrial distributor, in 1976. Today, Genuine Parts Company is a global service organization engaged in the distribution of automotive and industrial replacement parts with approximately 50,000 employees and over 10,000 operations in 15 countries across North America, Europe and Australasia.
Charity Worthy-Dargan, PHR, Regional Human Resources Business Partner, Genuine Parts Company
Charity Worthy-Dargan is Regional Human Resources Business Partner for Genuine Parts Company. She joined the company in 2015.
Charity holds a Masters in Human Resource Management from Keller Graduate School of Management. She lives in Atlanta.
Kinsee Owens, SHRM-CP, PHR, MBA,
Kinsee Owens is Corporate Director of Human Resources for Genuine Parts Company.
Kinsee has an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management and has been a committed leader in Human Resources for two decades.
Questions and Topics in this Interview:
- About Genuine Parts
- Charity and Kinsee’s HR journeys
- Their involvement in SHRM-Atlanta
- Opportunities at Genuine Parts Company
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