Long-time employees of Mercedes-Benz Canada, Billy Rodrigues and Graham MacNab, as well as Christopher Goczan and David Sherrard, will exchange positions and responsibilities effective January 1, 2016.
Billy Rodrigues joined Mercedes-Benz Canada in March 2009 as the central region manager. For the last several years, Billy led the central region team and the central region dealers. Billy will now become national manager, pre-owned, fleet and remarketing.
Graham MacNab will take over Billy’s role as central region manager. Graham’s first posting at Mercedes-Benz Canada was in September 2009, when he was hired as the pre-owned sales manager at the Mercedes-Benz Markham, Ont. corporate retail store. In April 2012, he took over the role of pre-owned sales operations manager, before being promoted to his current role as national pre-owned manager in January 2014
Christopher Goczan will take on the responsibility of national manager, sales operations and distribution. Chris started with Mercedes-Benz Canada in September 2005 as a product manager, and was promoted to his current role of national product manager in 2009.
David Sherrard began his career at Mercedes-Benz Canada as a product manager in April 2009. He was promoted to manager, sales planning and incentives in 2011 and to national manager, sales planning in 2013. David will be moving to the position of national manager, product management.
Billy Rodrigues, Graham MacNab and Chris Goczan will report to Gavin Allen, vice-president, sales while David Sherrard will report to Virginie Aubert, vice-president, marketing.
“Mercedes-Benz Canada is in an enviable position to have such competent and well-versed individuals within our existing workforce,” said president and CEO Brian D. Fulton. “In this particular case, it has allowed us to give four colleagues the opportunity to widen the breath of their expertise, while also tapping into a wealth of experience in their respective fields.” He added, “All of them have the energy and relevant knowledge that will allow them to hit the ground running to support the dealer network and fulfill our new and pre-owned sales as well as product planning requirements. I wish them all the best in their new endeavours.”