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Porsche picks next Canadian leader
July 25, 2022 by Adam Malik

John Cappella has been named the next president and chief executive officer of Porsche Cars Canada. The move is effective September 1. He will take over from Marc Ouayoun, who has been in the top seat since January 2018. Capella

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ADPS names new U.K. director
June 20, 2022 by Adam Malik

Advantage Parts Solutions announced Mark Willis as its U.K. commercial director. He will work closely with the region’s senior leadership team, including David Shepherd, the company’s non-executive director, Darren Clark, U.K. managing director, and Bob Kirstiuk, CEO and co-founder, to

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New leader at Ultimate Headers
June 13, 2022 by Adam Malik

Jim Browning Jr. has been appointed president of Ultimate Headers. He has been with the company for five years. It noted in an announcement that he has been key to helping the company grow its product and customer base. Under

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Hitachi Astemo names new director
June 6, 2022 by Adam Malik

Hitachi Astemo Americas announced Ryan Pelkey’s promotion to director of sales for the Hitachi Astemo Americas aftermarket division. The announcement comes after Gary Plover moved up to become the company’s vice president and Americas aftermarket business division head. Pelkey will

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NGK names new national sales manager
June 3, 2022 by Adam Malik

Mark Gibson is the new national sales manager NGK Spark Plugs Canada. The move was effective April 1. An announcement was made June 2. Gibson most recently served as business development manager at Direct Energy. He has more than 20

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Elgin Industries names new VP
May 30, 2022 by Adam Malik

John Brune has been named vice president of OEM sales engineering at Elgin Industries. Brune is an engineer with expertise in product design, development and manufacturing. He will be responsible for sales, product engineering and service functions in support of

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New head for Hitachi’s aftermarket business
May 9, 2022 by Adam Malik

Hitachi Astemo Americas announced it has appointed Gary Plover as its vice president and Americas aftermarket business division head. The company, which is marking 92 years in business, manufactures and markets engine management, electric powertrain and integrated vehicle controls for

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Denso announces two promotions
May 2, 2022 by Adam Malik

Denso Products and Services Americas promoted Reggie Cruz to director of corporate planning and Manny Rodriguez to senior manager of product development. The company noted in a press release that the announcements come as it is expanding to meet the

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Sidem picks new business development manager
April 25, 2022 by Adam Malik

Iwan Loewen has been appointed as business development manager for European steering and suspension parts manufacturer Sidem. Based in the United States, he will work mainly in the North and South American markets. The company noted Loewen’s experience in the

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Shop Spotlight: Stagra Automotive
March 29, 2022 by Adam Malik

Your name and title: John Stacey and Joseph Graham, owners Shop name: Stagra Automotive Limited Location: We moved to Greely, Ontario 30 years ago Number of employees: We currently have 6 employees. At one time, we had 27 employees with

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New leader for HDMA
March 28, 2022 by Adam Malik

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) has named Collin Shaw president and chief operating officer. HDMA is the commercial vehicle supplier division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA). Shaw took on the role effective March 22. He brings

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Akebono adds to sales team
March 28, 2022 by Adam Malik

Akebono Brake Corporation announced the addition of Carl Tellier to its aftermarket sales team. He will take on the role of eastern regional sales manager and report to Mike Eldard, national sales manager. Tellier has 33 years of experience in