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Alliance picks Wix as top partner
December 18, 2017 by Adam Malik

Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance wrapped up its four-day Winter Meeting by announcing its award winners. Taking home the 2017 Channel Partner of the Year, Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper picked Wix Filters. The announcement is the highlight of the

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Kanmar’s Edwards named top rep agent by CRP
December 7, 2017 by Adam Malik

Ken Edwards was named the 2017 Rep Agent of the Year by CRP Automotive. The president of Burlington, Ont.-based Kanmar Inc. has represented CRP since 2008. He previously worked for the replacement and service parts company from 2005-2008. Kanmar is

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Toronto diagnostician is our Canadian Technician of the Year
December 4, 2017 by Allan Janssen

Rui Silvestre, part owner of Master Mechanic High Park, excels in the bay and behind the counter.

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Lumileds takes home numerous awards
November 23, 2017 by Adam Malik

Four marketing awards are being added to the Lumileds mantle. The automotive lighting company, which is licensed to use the Philips brand name, took home awards at AAPEX 2017 in Las Vegas in early November for Best Website, Best New

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Taking pride in all he does
November 16, 2017 by Adam Malik

Barry Murray of APD in Calgary is the 2017 Jobber News Counterperson of the Year

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Akebono wins import award
November 6, 2017 by Adam Malik

The Akebono Euro Ultra-Premium brake pad line won the Best Overall Import Aftermarket Product or Product Line Award. It’s the third year the company has taken home the award, handed out by the Import Vehicle Community, a segment of the

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Uni-Select picks supplier winners
October 25, 2017 by Adam Malik

Uni-Select recently picked the winners for its Canadian Supplier Awards. The group gathered in Toronto for a ceremony to hand out the hardware, which is to commemorate suppliers and to show appreciation for the work they do for the company.

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APD Calgary’s Barry Murray is Counterperson of the Year
October 24, 2017 by Adam Malik

‘It’s a win-win for everybody if you do your job right,’ says Murray

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Bestbuy awards its first scholarship
September 26, 2017 by Adam Malik

A new scholarship from Bestbuy Distributors is aimed at helping students who want to peruse a career in the Canadian automotive industry. Liam O’Connor is the first recipient of the $2,500 Bestbuy Scholarship. He hopes to have a career in

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Doug Betts to lead automotive research at J.D. Power
July 16, 2017 by Allan Janssen

XIO Group, a London headquartered global private equity firm, has announced that its portfolio company, J.D. Power, has affirmed Doug Betts as leader of Automotive for J.D. Power. Betts, a veteran automobile and technology executive, was named senior vice president

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Bill Teskey, founder of Sayco Distributors, Canbuilt Manufacturing
July 16, 2017 by Allan Janssen

Bill Teskey, the founder and president of Toronto-based Sayco Distributors Ltd. / Canbuilt Manufacturing has died at the age of 77. He died with his family by his side on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at the Dorothy Ley Hospice. Bill

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NAPA creates technician scholarship
July 10, 2017 by Adam Malik

Aspiring auto repair technicians will have access to a financial assistance program through a new scholarship program from NAPA. The program was first announced at the recent NAPA AutoPro golf tournament for the Quebec region by Alain Primeau, regional vice