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Fountain Tire announces new CEO
March 10, 2022 by Adam Malik

Jason Herle will take over as the chief executive officer of Fountain Tire. The move is effective May 2022. It was announced during the company’s annual Store Owners Convention in B.C. this past weekend. He will take over from current

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ASE wants to hear from you
February 28, 2022 by Adam Malik

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is celebrating 50 years in 2022. As part of its milestone, it wants to hear from ASE-certified professionals. The group wants to feature professionals in a series of profiles showcased in ASE

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OK Tire names new leader
February 22, 2022 by Adam Malik

Jim Bethune is the new president and chief executive officer of OK Tire Stores Inc. The chain of tire and auto service retailers in Canada announced the move Feb. 18, effective immediately. Most recently, Bethune was the chief operating officer

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In Memoriam: Frank “Glenn” Crewe, 67
February 22, 2022 by Adam Malik

The aftermarket said goodbye to another one of its long-time members in Frank “Glenn” Crewe. He died at the age of 67 on Jan. 25. He joined the aftermarket at H&S Supply in Kenora, Ont., where he was born in

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AARO names new VP
February 14, 2022 by Adam Malik

Bruce Eccles has been named vice president of the Automotive Aftermarket Retailers of Ontario (AARO). He is the founder and semi-retired owner of Eccles Auto Service Inc. in Dundas, Ontario. The shop, which opened in 1984, remains family-owned with his

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Mevotech names new sales director
February 14, 2022 by Adam Malik

Eric Schillinger has been picked as Mevotech’s new sales director for the east coast United States. The company made the announcement Jan. 7, noting that he will serve as a key member of Mevotech’s business development team. Schillinger has more

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Continental names new product manager
February 7, 2022 by Adam Malik

Peter Dobrowolski is now product manager for diagnostics and services in North America at Continental. He will be responsible for managing the portfolio of diagnostics products, including the Autodiagnos Pro Automotive Diagnostic System, Autodiagnos TPMS Tools, and the Autodiagnos Drive

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Advantage Parts Solutions adds to executive team
January 17, 2022 by Adam Malik

Paul Gange is joining Advantage Parts Solutions as president of North America and joining the company’s global executive team. Gange’s role will be to will accelerate the company’s global sales and marketing strategy and vision throughout North American markets. “Without

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Niall Davidson expands role as Motorcar realigns
January 4, 2022 by Adam Malik

Motorcar Parts of America recently announced it was realigning its sales activities in Canada. At the same time, it announced Niall Davidson would assume responsibility for the company’s entire automotive product lines across the country. Davidson, who was vice president

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In memoriam: Brian Hesje, 75
December 21, 2021 by Adam Malik

The industry has said goodbye to another one of its giants. Brian Hesje, former chief executive officer and board chair of Fountain Tire, died on Dec. 5 surrounded by his family. The company announced the news on Dec. 14. Hesje

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New VP at Mevotech
December 20, 2021 by Adam Malik

Assaf Bar-Menachem has been promoted to vice president of product management at Mevotech. The Toronto-based company made the announcement last week. He was most recently the director of product management at Mevotech. He has also served as supply chain director.

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Announcing the 2021 Shop of the Year
December 14, 2021 by Adam Malik

After going through more than two dozen nominations and discovering all the great things Canadian shop owners are doing, CARS Magazine is proud to present the 2021 Shop of the Year award to Master Mechanic High Park in Toronto. The