Michael Paul has joined the management team of the Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA).
The industry veteran has been named executive director for Eastern Canada, taking the post previously held by Roger Goudreau who retired last year.
In his new role, Paul will provide support and guidance to AIA Canada’s Quebec and Atlantic divisions, and assist with the association’s government relations activities and membership services programs.
Paul has held senior management positions in the aftermarket with Valvoline Canada, GSF Canada, and PetroCanada.
He has been an active member of the aftermarket community, having served as vice president, president, and past president of AIA Canada’s Quebec division from 1998 to 2004. He was a founding member of Quebec’s used oil and filter program, and served on its board of directors from 2004 to April 2019.
“I am thrilled to be joining the AIA Canada team and look forward to working with the Quebec and Atlantic division volunteers as well as all the association members and stakeholders,” said Paul. “My goal is to support all members and to ensure that the association’s objectives and priorities are met.”
“Having industry veterans like Michael on our leadership team is a great asset for our association and its members,” said AIA president Jean-François Champagne. “His years of experience and network of contacts means he can hit the ground running as he takes on this important role.”