The Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada has honoured Miguel Angers, vice-president of product management at Uni-Select Canada, as this year’s Young Leader of the Year.
Miguel’s career began with four years at Harfan Technologies, first handling business development and then managing customer service.
In 2006, he accepted a business analyst and marketing manager position at Federal-Mogul USA. In the five years that followed, he became sales and marketing director and moved to China where he ultimately took charge of the corporation’s aftermarket operations in greater China (Hong-Kong, China and Taiwan). His responsibilities included re-engineering the distribution strategy, re-aligning inventories, implementing an SAP system, and managing finance and logistics for three separate business units, as well as holding a minority share in a joint-venture.
During his tenure, he established a strong product development and marketing organization, allowing his business group to attain sustainable and profitable growth; he was also actively involved in the AAIA China Forum, advocating for independent aftermarket awareness and training programs in schools and promoting supplier partnerships.
Miguel moved back to Canada in 2011 and joined Uni-Select. From North American director for under car products, he quickly made his way up to his current position. At 34 years old, he is one of the youngest vice-presidents ever to be appointed at Uni-Select, where he is responsible for overseeing national product and pricing strategies, heads the private brand initiatives, and establishes customer and supplier relationships.
“We are very pleased to rely on Miguel’s talent and passion to improve our product offering and enhance our customer experience. Uni-Select extends its sincere congratulations to him for this great recognition by the industry,” said Gary O’Connor, president and COO, Uni-Select Automotive Canada.
Proud father and husband, Miguel holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from de l’Université de Sherbrooke and an MBA from l’Université Laval. He speaks three languages: French, English, and Mandarin.
Miguel will be presented with his award during AIA’s 72nd annual general meeting and volunteer recognition luncheon being held on April 30 at the Toronto Airport Hilton and Suites in Toronto, ON. AIA members are encouraged to attend and help honour Miguel for his great accomplishments.