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University of the Aftermarket announces officers and trustees
November 29, 2021 by Adam Malik

Robert Egan will serve as chairman of the University of the Aftermarket Foundation. The foundation announced its officers and trustees recently. The official confirmation vote was held virtually on Oct. 27. Serving as senior vice chairman will be John R.

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Familiar faces back to lead Automotive Lift Institute
November 15, 2021 by Adam Malik

Jeff Kritzer is back for his third one-year term as chairman of the Automotive Lift Institute. The move was confirmed during the organization’s annual meeting in Las Vegas on Nov. 1. Doug Brown of Vehicle Service Group (Madison, Indiana) was

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New face for Uni-Select’s Canadian team
November 12, 2021 by Adam Malik

Scott Tucker has been named general manager of the paint, body and equipment (PBE) group for Uni-Select’s Canadian Automotive Group. Emilie Gaudet, president and chief operating officer of the Canadian Automotive Group, made the announcement Nov. 11. “Scott has a

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ASW Conversations: Extending services beyond your shop’s four walls
November 11, 2021 by Adam Malik

Auto Service World — ASW Conversations: Extending services beyond your shop’s four walls On the latest episode of ASW Conversations, our host and publisher Peter Bulmer speaks with Shiva Bhardwaj, founder and chief executive officer of Pitstop, a Toronto-based mobility

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NTN makes changes to aftermarket team
November 1, 2021 by Adam Malik

NTN Bearing Corporation of America has realigned its automotive aftermarket business unit management team as of the new year. Kevin Judge will transition to the role of brand ambassador for NTN’s automotive aftermarket unit as of Jan. 1. He is

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Two Canadians taking part in Indy autonomous challenge
October 22, 2021 by Adam Malik

A pair of Canadian university students will be at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend as part of an autonomous race car challenge. Brian Mao and Ben Zhang from the University of Waterloo are part of a four-university team that

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New leader named for FinishMaster
October 18, 2021 by Adam Malik

Michael Sylvester has been appointed as the president and chief operating officer of FinishMaster. The move was effective Oct. 11 and announced by its parent company, Uni-Select. In an announcement, the company said Sylvester has more than 20 years of

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Grant Brothers add new sales VP
September 24, 2021 by Adam Malik

Brett Shepherd has joined Grant Brokers Sales Ltd. as its vice president of sales in its retail division. He has 15 years of experience working with major retailers across both Canada and the United States. His experience lies primarily in

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ASW Conversations: Education trends and challenges
September 2, 2021 by Adam Malik

Auto Service World · ASW Conversations: Education trends and challenges On the latest episode of ASW Conversations, our host and publisher Peter Bulmer speaks with Jeff Oakes, chair of the School of Trades and Apprenticeship at Conestoga College in Guelph,

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New leader for Mann+Hummel
August 23, 2021 by Adam Malik

Stefan Tolle has taken over the helm of Mann+Hummel’s automotive aftermarket division. He moved into the role of president and general manager, which was filled on an interim basis by Mann+Hummel Group’s president and CEO Kurk Wilks. Tolle was most

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The lessons John Maslack left behind
August 20, 2021 by Adam Malik

Pino Vocaturo can still hear John Maslack’s voice giving him that one piece of critical advice: Never say ‘no’ when helping customers. “‘No’ was never an option when speaking to a customer. There was no such thing. He would say

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John Maslack dies at 95
August 19, 2021 by Adam Malik

The man behind Maslack Supply, a staple of the Northern Ontario automotive aftermarket, has died. John Maslack, 95, died last week at his Long Lake home, just outside of Sudbury, Ontario. He founded Maslack Supply in 1959 with three employees