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News   May 2, 2012   by CARS Magazine

AIA Canada holds Committee Council Day, 70th Annual General Meeting

The Automotive Industries Association held its annual Committee & Council Day on April 26th, 2012. AIA member volunteers congregated at the Hilton Toronto Airport & Suites to take part in various meetings and to attend a special...


The Automotive Industries Association held its annual Committee & Council Day on April 26th, 2012. AIA member volunteers congregated at the Hilton Toronto Airport & Suites to take part in various meetings and to attend a special Volunteer Luncheon as well as the Association’s 70thAnnual General Meeting.

During the Volunteer Luncheon, AIA Canada’s incoming Chairman of the Board of Directors, John Macdonald, awarded Linda Donnini with the Young Executive of the Year Award and current AIA Chairman Mauro Cifelli thanked the hundreds of volunteer members from across the country who sit on AIA committees, councils, divisions and task forces. He also took the opportunity to recognize the AIA directors who are completing their terms on the Board of Directors. They are as follows:

  • Denis Mathieu, Uni-Select
  • Bob Sinclair, Dixie Electric
  • Greg Sims, OK Tire
  • Brad Morris, Grote Industries (who has completed his term on the Executive Committee)

Mr. Cifelli provided his sincere thanks to these individuals for providing their expertise and knowledge in the past year and committing their time to the Association. AIA also recognized that it could not exist nor have the ongoing success it has had over the past 70 years without the continued support of its members.  At the luncheon, AIA also recognized longstanding members who have reached a significant membership milestone and took the opportunity to recognize the members in attendance including Grand Brother Sales, who are celebrating 50 years of membership with AIA this year. To view the complete list of AIA Canada milestone anniversaries, click here.

The following is a list of the Council & Committee meetings that took place on April 25th and 26th:

  • Division Chairs Meeting
  • Government Relations Committee
  • Retailers Council
  • High Fives for Kids Foundation Board
  • YES Committee
  • CEO Roundtable Meeting
  • Be Car Care Aware Advisory Committee
  • Insurance Advisory Group for I-CAR Canada
  • Market Research Committee

AIA’s 70th Annual General Meeting served as a closing event for the day. Keeping in tradition, outgoing Chairman of the Board Mauro Cifelli opened the program by sharing a few words with attendees, concluding his term as Chairman of the AIA Board of Directors and welcoming John Macdonald of Ideal Supply as the new Chair of AIA. New AIA Chairman John Macdonald addressed the membership by outlining his goals and objectives for his upcoming term.


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