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MWACA announces new director of membership
August 15, 2019 by Renee Montague

Dustin Holland, a long time automotive industry media professional, is wearing a new hat these days, as the new director of membership for the MWACA.  Holland will be in charge of membership growth and retention, shop involvement, cultivating new chapters

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Automotive industry veteran launches new sales agency
August 14, 2019 by Renee Montague

After 40 years with the Hella KGaA Hueck & Co. in a variety of key marketing and sales roles, Siggi Tigges has launched a new sales agency called S.A.T. Sales and Consulting LLC.  Tigges served the last 28 years with

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Commentary: Coffee and Conversation
August 14, 2019 by Allan Janssen

SERVICE NOTES  By Allan Janssen For those out there who are curious about how a magazine like this gets made, it starts with coffee. A lot of it, close at hand, and strong. Then there is rumination. Thoughts, like coffee, must

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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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Fountain Tire’s Brent Hesje named to Tire Industry hall of fame
August 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Brent Hesje, CEO of Edmonton-based Fountain Tire, is among three industry veterans who will be honoured during Industry Week in Las Vegas in November. He will be inducted into the Tire Industry Hall of Fame, along with the late Frank Holeman (director

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New general counsel for ACA
August 13, 2019 by Renee Montague

Bert Hogeman is joining the Auto Care Association in the role of general counsel to advise ACA executives and board on all legal matters to the not-for-profit trade association. Hogeman brings more than 35 years of legal experience of private

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Our Jobber of the Year: It’s All About the Customer
August 8, 2019 by Allan Janssen

By Adam Malik At the end of the day, it’s all about your customer. Drew Currie, manager of Motorcade Industries’ Mississauga West branch, says what’s a jobber for if not to help make repair shop businesses better, meet customer needs

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Georgianne Dickey to preside over ACC
August 6, 2019 by Allan Janssen

NTN senior manager of product and marketing communications Georgianne Dickey has been named the new president of the Automotive Communication Council (ACC). Dickey has been an ACC member for the past 10 years, serving on the board for six of those

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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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Lacombe Auto Service: Our 2019 Shop of the Year
July 30, 2019 by Allan Janssen

By Allan Janssen When we choose the CARS magazine Shop of the Year, we’re looking for businesses that have had some significant change over the last 12 months. We didn’t expect to find shop owners that have engineered a total

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Mitchell 1 names outstanding auto tech student at Calgary conference
July 25, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Jackson Dietrich from St. Charles, Ill., was named the 2019 Mitchell 1 Automotive Technology Outstanding Student during the 46th annual North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) conference in Calgary, Alta. Each year, Mitchell 1 recognizes one U.S. or Canadian

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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