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Getting to know the Alliance’s Canadian members: Auto Electric Service
February 16, 2021 by Christine Hogg

Officially incorporated in 2000, the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance now has six members in Canada, 13 in Latin America, and 24 in the United States. Composed of a network of independent warehouse distributors, it is the premier aftermarket distribution and

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Meet our Jobber of the Year: Parry Automotive
December 4, 2020 by Christine Hogg

Selected by a panel of industry experts, each year, Jobber News considers many nominations for Jobber of the Year. This time around, the honour went to Steve Van Kessel and Susan Peacock, both managing partners at Parry Automotive in Orillia,

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New this year: AAPEX awards service professionals
November 6, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  The Virtual AAPEX Experience has announced the recipients of the new AAPEX Service and Repair Awards during a live-streamed ceremony. The awards recognize and elevate the essential services that shop owners, service advisors and technicians provide to keep the

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Doug Coates named senior VP, GM for Uni-Select western region
November 5, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Uni-Select Canada Inc. has appointed Doug Coates as SVP General Manager for its western region starting December 1st, 2020. Coates, the former chief executive officer of Lordco Auto Parts, Canada’s largest privately held automotive parts distributor, is a pillar in

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Women in Auto Care announces 2020 Automotive Communications Award winners
November 3, 2020 by Christine Hogg

On Nov. 3, as part of the AAPEX Virtual Event, the 2020 Automotive Communications Award winners were announced as part of the Women in Auto Care Awards Ceremony. The Automotive Communications Awards recognize companies and agencies that provide automotive information

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People & Places: Corporate moves in October 2020
October 30, 2020 by Allan Janssen

People & Places, October 2020   Turnkey Media Solutions CARS magazine and Jobber News, the leading publications serving Canada’s automotive aftermarket, has appointed a new editor. Christine Hogg will be responsible for setting the editorial direction for Turnkey Media Solutions’ flagship

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New editor announced for Jobber News, CARS magazine
October 20, 2020 by Christine Hogg

CARS magazine and Jobber News, the leading publications serving Canada’s automotive aftermarket, has appointed a new editor. Effective immediately, Christine Hogg will be responsible for setting the editorial direction for Turnkey Media Solutions’ flagship magazines, taking over for Allan Janssen

Brian Fulton, former president, Mercedes-Benz Canada, has joined Zanchin Automotive Group
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Former Mercedes exec joins Zanchin
October 16, 2020 by Christine Hogg

Mercedes-Benz Newmarket has now officially joined the expanding dealership family of Zanchin Automotive Group. Under its new ownership, the dealership will be led by former president of Mercedes-Benz Canada, Brian Fulton. Fulton, who will be Managing Partner of the dealership,

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Steve Gushie joins AARO board
October 8, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Steve Gushie, president of Carquest Canada Ltd. has joined the board of directors of the Automotive Aftermarket Retailers of Ontario (AARO). He has been appointed to the association’s 2020-2021 slate. Gushie is well known in the Canadian aftermarket, having spent

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Ideal Supply has new general sales manager
October 8, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Mike Smith has been appointed to the role of general sales manager for Listowel, Ont.-based parts distributor Ideal Supply. Company president Tim MacDonald made the announcement, saying Smith will manage the strategic direction of Ideal’s three sales divisions – electrical,

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People & Places: Corporate moves in September 2020
September 30, 2020 by Allan Janssen

We recap some of the personnel announcements we heard about this past month.

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PurePower names new director of R&D
September 23, 2020 by Allan Janssen

PurePower Technologies (PPT) has named Jon Huckaby as engineering director of research and development. The maker of diesel fuel injectors and turbochargers said Huckaby will be a key member of the PurePower leadership team, with responsibility for leading OE and remanufacturing