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Wakefield Canada appoints new territory sales manager in B.C.
February 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Wakefield Canada has appointed Candice Hill as its new territory sales manager for Vancouver Island and the B.C. lower mainland. Candice brings extensive sales and marketing experience to the Wakefield team representing the Castrol line of premium products. She’ll be

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Billy Moore joins AirSept as sales engineer
February 11, 2019 by Allan Janssen

AirSept has hired aftermarket marketing specialist Billy Moore as its sales engineer. In the newly created position, Moore will report to AirSept executive vice president Greg McGuinness and assist the company in its national sales efforts through distribution channels and

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AASA hires new director
February 8, 2019 by Adam Malik

The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) has hired Megan Gardner as its new director of membership and sponsorship. She will be responsible for membership growth and retention, identifying member needs and potential new association services, and building relationships and relevance

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NATA elects new president, reinforces commitment to CASIS
February 6, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Ronald Tremblay, owner of The Garage in Vancouver, B.C., has been elected the new president of the National Automotive Trades Association (NATA). The association, an umbrella group for aftermarket repair associations in Canada, met in Toronto to elect a leader,

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Paste Auto sold to NAPA
February 6, 2019 by Adam Malik

Toronto jobber Paste Auto Parts has been sold to NAPA. The deal was closed in mid-January. Paste’s three locations will become corporate stores of NAPA. Jacob Yako, who served as president of the jobber, sold the business outright but is

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NIADA president resigns post following FBI raids
February 1, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The president of the Arlington, Tex.-based National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA) has resigned his post, two days after FBI raids on his Pennsylvania home and dealerships. Andy Gabler, owner of the Lakeside Auto Group, stepped down as NIADA president

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CounterWorks founder Culbertson dies
January 29, 2019 by Adam Malik

Glen Culbertson, one of the founders of jobber computer system CounterWorks, died Jan. 7. He was 86 years old. Culbertson, Pete Kornafel, Art Lotus, and Lou Parillo founded CounterWorks in 1982. The company grew to serve more than 1,000 jobber

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‘A drive to serve’: Aftermarket loses Dale Devlin
January 25, 2019 by Adam Malik

It has been a tough start to the year for the automotive aftermarket in Canada. Another friend and leader of the industry has died. Dale Devlin died Jan. 21 surrounded by his family. He was the owner of Halton Automotive

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‘Hero of our game’: Dan Scrivens dies suddenly
January 23, 2019 by Adam Malik

The man who set the tone of the aftermarket – especially out west – has died. Daniel Scrivens died suddenly at the age of 94 on Jan. 14 in Calgary but left behind a legacy that few, if anyone, can

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Alliance promotes Washbish
January 23, 2019 by Adam Malik

The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance announced that it promoted John Carlson “JC” Washbish to be its Vice President of Marketing as of Jan. 1. Previously the group’s director of marketing, he will continue to lead marketing efforts for the Alliance

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New U.S. sales director for Mevotech
January 21, 2019 by Adam Malik

Don Keeling is the new national sales director for traditional sales in the United States for Mevotech. He will report to Todd Hack, executive vice president of sales and marketing, and lead the U.S. sales team responsible for the traditional

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Van de Sande joins Altrom as company shuffles
January 18, 2019 by Adam Malik

Former Bestbuy Distributors president Jeff Van de Sande has joined UAP as an executive with the Altrom Auto Group division. Altrom was previously under Genuine Parts Co. but has moved into the UAP fold. For UAP – which includes NAPA