SRC Expands Executive Team, Promotions
SRC Holdings Corp. is proud to announce two promotions and an expansion to its executive leadership team. These changes reflect SRC’s strategic growth plans and support the long-term strength of its leadership team.
Effective February 1, 2024, Aaron LaRose, Vice President of Sales, will be promoted to General Manager of SRC Automotive, a tier 1 OEM supplier of new and remanufactured gasoline engines. Chris Merrifield, Chief Operations Officer, will be promoted to General Manager of NewStream Enterprises, a leading provider of comprehensive supply chain management services.
On February 19, 2024, Elizabeth Wente will join SRC’s executive legal team as deputy general counsel where she will work alongside the legal team managing corporate and subsidiary legal affairs. Her legal background and people-focused business approach proactively positions SRC’s legal team for long-term success.
“We are thrilled to share this news,” said Krisi Schell, Executive Vice President of HR. “Each of these leaders brings tremendous experience, talent, and dedication to our customers and culture. They’re helping us build a strong leadership team focused on long-term success for our organization and employee-owners.”
About Aaron LaRose, General Manager of SRC Automotive
Aaron joined SRC Automotive in 2011 in operations and has held increasingly challenging roles within operations and sales before being promoted to vice president of sales in 2017. Aaron holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing from Missouri State University and is a Certified Internal Great Game of Business Coach. Aaron began his transition to general manager following the September 2023 announcement of General Manager Dwayne Jackson’s planned retirement.
About Chris Merrifield, General Manager of NewStream Enterprises
Chris joined NewStream Enterprises (NSE) in 2017 in operations and assumed additional responsibility leading to his promotion to Chief Operations Officer in 2022. Chris has 25 years of prior experience in distribution and transportation including 18 years as general manager and director of distribution with Whole Foods Market. Chris holds a certification in business administration from Cornell University and is a Certified Internal Great Game of Business Coach.
About Elizabeth Wente, Deputy General Counsel
Elizabeth joins SRC with nearly a decade of employment law experience at Spencer Fane LLP in which she spent the past 7 years as partner. Elizabeth holds a bachelor’s degree from Tulane University and a Juris Doctor degree from Southern Methodist University and was named Missouri Lawyers Media’s Law Firm Leaders, Springfield Business Journal’s Most Influential Woman, and Springfield Business Journal’s 40 Under 40.
About SRC Automotive: SRC Automotive, a subsidiary of SRC Holdings Corp., is a tier 1 OEM supplier of new and remanufactured engine products for the automotive, marine, racing, and motorcycle markets. For 25 years, SRC Automotive has been providing custom solutions to original equipment manufacturers including machining, low-volume niche assembly, warranty analysis, and more. SRC Automotive operates in Springfield and Monett, Missouri, with 375 employee-owners.
About NewStream Enterprises: NewStream Enterprises, a subsidiary of SRC Holdings Corp., provides comprehensive supply chain management services to the world’s leading OEMs. Since 1990, NewStream has specialized in warehousing and distribution, kitting and packaging, and assembly and subassembly in a variety of industries. NewStream Enterprises operates in Springfield, Missouri, with more than 250 employee-owners.