Sepulveda stepping down as CEO of Interstate Batteries

Feb. 14, 2013

Carlos Sepulveda, president & CEO of Interstate Batteries for the past nine years, will step down on May 1 to pursue another opportunity. Scott Miller, currently senior vice president of the distributor operations & innovation team, will succeed Sepulveda.

Sepulveda, who has been with Interstate for 23 years, is moving on to become executive chairman of Triumph Bancorp. During his tenure, Interstate has grown from a Dallas-based battery company supplying primarily automotive batteries to a company producing alkaline, camera, tool and other household batteries to major industrial back up power solutions.

“My time with Interstate Batteries has been the highlight of my career,” said Sepulveda. “I am thrilled to see Scott step up to this role and lead Interstate into a new era.  I know he will grow the brand and expand the culture that makes this company unique and exceptional.”

The 44-year-old Miller has been with Interstate for 22 years, starting as a route sales manager in Central Texas.

“Wow!  Blessed, honored, humbled, ecstatic, outrageously optimistic!  Those words best describe the way I feel about the opportunity in front of me,” Miller said.  “I love Interstate Batteries.  It is a huge part of my life since I was a kid. It has been a dream of mine to serve distributors, franchisees, team members, suppliers, vendors – the people that contribute to the success of this company every day – in this capacity.”

He has also served as national account executive and manager, independent distributor regional manager, director of marketing, director of Interstate-owned territories, vice president of creative communications and events, and vice president of Interstate All Battery.

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