Beck/Arnley announced that Raymond Savard has joined the company as the national sales manager for the Canadian market. In this position, Savard will work with current distribution customers for Beck/Arnley while focusing on growth through new distribution and channel partners. He will also represent the Beck/Arnley brand in the local markets across Canada, building awareness and excitement among technicians and the commercial aftermarket. Savard will work closely with Specialty Sales andMarketing, which isBeck/Arnley’s sales agency in Canada. Savard reports to Paul Farwick, vice president of sales for Beck/Arnley.
“I would like to welcome Raymond to the Beck/Arnley team and express how excited we are to have him on board as our new national sales manager for Canada,” said Farwick. “Raymond is perfectly suited for this role given his previous experiences, knowledge of the industry and drive to serve our Canadian customers’ foreign nameplate vehicle needs as we continue to grow in this important market.”
Savard has a successful history in the automotive industry, having started in the business in 1978 as a truck driver and soon moving to a sales representative position with the company McKerlie Millen. Over the years, he gained invaluable experience working for Dana Canada, and as the company transitioned to Affinia Canada, a district manager and then a national manager. Savard graduated from Dana University during that time. Savard joined CARQUEST Canada in 2006 and held positions including NASF regional manager, national account manager and national sales manager.