The long-serving senior executive will become president of domestic distribution and the outgoing Nikki Rocco.

Carpou currently serves as co-president of domestic distribution and will assume his new role on January 1, 2015.

Rocco announced her retirement back in April and will transition into a senior advisory role at the end of 2014 and remain at the studio through 2016. 

When Rocco retires Carpou will become the single leader of the domestic distribution operation and will work closely with evp and general sales manager Mark Gaines.

“Nick’s loyal service to our distribution team for more than three decades is a testament to his expertise in the field and the relationships he has forged,” said Universal Filmed Entertainment group chairman Jeff Shell.

“He was trained by the best in the business under Nikki and he is a natural choice to lead our domestic distribution division when Nikki retires.”

“I am thrilled that Nick is going to lead the domestic distribution team into a new era and I can retire knowing that we have a strong leader at the helm,” said Rocco.

“He has been my right hand for many years now and a trusted friend and partner. We’ve been through the ups anddowns that come with the territory and I couldn’t think of a better candidate to fill this role.”