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Former Uni-Select Manitoba exec dies at age 65
September 27, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Neil Herbert Creek: Sept. 6, 1954 – Sept. 22, 2019 Former Uni-Select executive Neil Creek, known to some as “Speedy,” passed away Sept. 22 at the age of 65. The well-known aftermarketer, an active volunteer with Automotive Industries Association of

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Cardone appoints new CEO
August 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Mike Carr takes the top leadership role at top aftermarket parts manufacturer

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Don Hannah, 86, passes away peacefully
August 5, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Don Hannah, the aftermarket veteran known for his good humour and generous spirit, passed away peacefully on July 29, 2019. He was 86 years old. Hannah, who thrived in the Canadian refinishing industry and served for many years on the

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Groupe Touchette opens new warehouse in Cambridge
July 31, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Groupe Touchette, the largest Canadian-owned tire distributor with more than 30 warehouses across Canada, has opened a new distribution centre in Cambridge, Ont. The new distribution centre is ready to serve more than 15 cities in southwestern Ontario, including London,

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Mevotech expands sales team
July 24, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Canadian chassis manufacturer Mevotech has expanded its sales leadership team with the addition of Russ Eggert as director of sales, reporting directly to executive VP of sales and marketing Todd Hack. Eggert is an accomplished sales executive with 20 years of

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AIA Canada appoints Michael Paul to its leadership team
July 12, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Michael Paul has joined the management team of the Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA). The industry veteran has been named executive director for Eastern Canada, taking the post previously held by Roger Goudreau who retired last year. In his

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Wiring harness defects cause new Mazda recall
July 4, 2019 by Renee Montague

Mazda is recalling almost 8,000 vehicles due to wiring harness issues that could cause malfunctions in passenger frontal air bag system, turn signals, false instrument cluster warnings, and the engine starting system. Mazda North American Operations filed a Part 574

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Mevotech names new director of sales for Western Canada, Ontario
July 3, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Mevotech has promoted Dan Morrison to director of sales for Western Canada and Ontario. In this new role, Dan will lead the western Canada and Ontario team in selling, servicing, training and promoting Mevotech products. He will report directly to executive

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Dayco announces leader for U.S. aftermarket sales and marketing
July 2, 2019 by Renee Montague

Dayco has announced the appointment of Mike McTeer as vice president of sales and marketing for the U.S. aftermarket. McTeer brings 25 years of experience in the automotive aftermarket. “I am pleased to have Mike take on his new role

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Electra Meccanica welcomes new CEO
June 28, 2019 by Renee Montague

Canadian electric vehicle maker Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp. has announced the appointment of Paul Rivera as its new chief executive officer. Rivera brings more than two decades of experience in technical consulting, engineering services, general management, global business development, and

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Paul McCarthy to lead AASA in a time of change
June 28, 2019 by Renee Montague

Paul McCarthy has been named head of the Automotive Aftermarket Supplier Association (AASA), a division of MEMA. McCarthy served nearly three years as second in command and executive vice president at AASA, and prior to that as senior vice president

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Spectrum Premium awarded Autozone’s ‘Extra Miler’ award
June 27, 2019 by Renee Montague

Boucherville, Que.-based Spectra Premium Industries was awarded the AutoZone Extra Miler Award on June 18 at the 2019 AutoZone Vendor Summit held at Memphis, Tenn. The AutoZone Extra Miler award honours those vendors who are “unfazed by obstacles, go above and