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Exide welcomes new executive vice president, COO
June 24, 2019 by Renee Montague

Michael Judd has been appointed executive vice president and chief operations officer for Exide Technologies. He’ll lead the global manufacturing operations for Exide from the company’s headquarters in Milton, Ga. “We are excited to have Mike join our leadership team,”

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Regina journeyman named Auto Value’s Canadian Tech of the Year
June 20, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Ryan Booker, a journeyman technician at Driven Automotive in Regina, Sask., has been chosen by The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance as its Canadian Technician of the Year. He and the Mexican technician of the Year — Abelardo Portillo Alvarado of Hermosillo,

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Dayco announces John Kinnick as president of global belt operations
June 18, 2019 by Renee Montague

John Kinnick is joining the global belt operations of Dayco, bringing with him 20 years of experience in strategy and transformational roles with a focus on operations and supply chain. As president Kinnick will be  responsible for overseeing operational performance,

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Kia Canada celebrates 20 years, welcomes new COO
June 17, 2019 by Renee Montague

Kia employees from across Canada gathered at a staff celebration at the corporate head office in Mississauga to celebrate Kia Canada’s 20th year and welcome the new chief operating officer, Elias El-Achhab. Kia Canada went from 43 dealerships in 1999

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Michelin appoints new senior leader for North America
June 14, 2019 by Renee Montague

Alexis Garcin has joined Michelin Group in Greenville, S.C. as the new chairman and president of Michelin North America — the tire giant that employs more than 20,000 people and operates 19 major manufacturing plants in the U.S. and Canada.

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Shad’s R&R adds another $150,000 for muscular dystrophy research
June 14, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Aftermarket golf tournament’s cumulative total since 1973 stands at just shy of $5.2 million for Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

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Wilfrid Laurier University graduate joins Volvo Canada corporate team
June 6, 2019 by Renee Montague

Amanda Ignatius joins Volvo Car Canada Ltd. as head of corporate and media communications and will drive corporate storytelling, media relations, product, brand, and internal communications for Volvo Cars’ Canadian operation. Ignatius, a Wilfrid Laurier University and University of Toronto’s

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CASIS chairman, collision industry advocate John Norris passes away
May 29, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Visitation will be Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Cresmount Funeral Home, 322 Fennell Avenue East, Hamilton, Ont. from 2 to 5 p.m. 

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Winhere’s Russ Barker to be new director of sales
May 22, 2019 by Renee Montague

Aftermarket industry veteran Russ Barker has been named the new director of sales at Winhere Brake Parts, Inc. Barker has spent 26 years in the automotive aftermarket industry, is a member of the Automotive Sales Council and served on AWDA’s

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Randy Moore discusses new book in ASW “Deep Dive” video
May 20, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Former Mister Transmission president and CEO Randy Moore sat down with Auto Service World editor Allan Janssen recently to discuss his book “Fly Free.” The inspiring tale of a motivational speaker who never misses an opportunity to dispense good advice

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MEMA’s Bill Long joins board of Automotive Hall of Fame
May 17, 2019 by Renee Montague

The Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association president and CEO will help oversee the Hall of Fame’s financial direction. Long will continue to serve as president and chief operating officer of the light-vehicle aftermarket division of MEMA. The Automotive Hall of

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John MacDonald honoured with AIA’s highest award
May 15, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Twenty-four years after the late John H. MacDonald received the Canadian automotive aftermarket’s highest award, his son, John MacDonald Jr., has been given the same honour. The Automotive Industries Association of Canada presented its prestigious Distinguished Service Award to John