John Maslack will be recognized with the Distinguished Service Award when the Automotive Industries Association of Canada meets for its annual general meeting on May 16 in Toronto.
Maslack is the founder and president of Maslack Supply, headquartered in Sudbury, Ont. An announcement from the AIA said the company, which has 12 locations and more than 200 staff, was built on the foundation of ensuring that the customer is the most important person in your business.
Since 1959, Maslack Supply has served northern Ontario, providing an avenue for parts manufacturers to reach remote end-users in the automotive, body shop, heavy duty and industrial sectors. The company also recently opened a training centre in Sudbury.
The AIA highlighted Maslack’s support of his community, such as pioneering the Sudbury Memorial Hospital Foundation and serving on the Sudbury Memorial Hospital Board of Governors. He has also been recognized in his community – in recognition of his support of local youth sports teams, he was given the Sudbury’s Sports Celebrity Hall of Fame award. He has also received the Rotary distinction of the Paul Harris Fellow Recognition, the 2012 Bell Business Excellence Award, and the Jobber of the Year Award in 1994-95. The AIA also noted his sponsorship and attendance of AIA events throughout the country.
The award is the AIA’s highest honour to recognize service and leadership for the growth and development of Canada’s automotive aftermarket industry. Recipients must show outstanding leadership and community service, and have made personal contributions to the growth and progress of the aftermarket industry.