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Electra Meccanica welcomes new CEO
June 28, 2019 by Renee Montague

Canadian electric vehicle maker Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp. has announced the appointment of Paul Rivera as its new chief executive officer. Rivera brings more than two decades of experience in technical consulting, engineering services, general management, global business development, and

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Paul McCarthy to lead AASA in a time of change
June 28, 2019 by Renee Montague

Paul McCarthy has been named head of the Automotive Aftermarket Supplier Association (AASA), a division of MEMA. McCarthy served nearly three years as second in command and executive vice president at AASA, and prior to that as senior vice president

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Denso welcomes new president
June 26, 2019 by Renee Montague

Mobility supplier Denso has named Hirokatsu Yamashita president of the aftermarket products and services arm of Denso Products and Services Americas. Yamashita brings more than 26 years of experience with DENSO in its sales, business planning, and administrative operations to

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Exide welcomes new executive vice president, COO
June 24, 2019 by Renee Montague

Michael Judd has been appointed executive vice president and chief operations officer for Exide Technologies. He’ll lead the global manufacturing operations for Exide from the company’s headquarters in Milton, Ga. “We are excited to have Mike join our leadership team,”

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Regina journeyman named Auto Value’s Canadian Tech of the Year
June 20, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Ryan Booker, a journeyman technician at Driven Automotive in Regina, Sask., has been chosen by The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance as its Canadian Technician of the Year. He and the Mexican technician of the Year — Abelardo Portillo Alvarado of Hermosillo,

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Dayco announces John Kinnick as president of global belt operations
June 18, 2019 by Renee Montague

John Kinnick is joining the global belt operations of Dayco, bringing with him 20 years of experience in strategy and transformational roles with a focus on operations and supply chain. As president Kinnick will be  responsible for overseeing operational performance,

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Kia Canada celebrates 20 years, welcomes new COO
June 17, 2019 by Renee Montague

Kia employees from across Canada gathered at a staff celebration at the corporate head office in Mississauga to celebrate Kia Canada’s 20th year and welcome the new chief operating officer, Elias El-Achhab. Kia Canada went from 43 dealerships in 1999

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Michelin appoints new senior leader for North America
June 14, 2019 by Renee Montague

Alexis Garcin has joined Michelin Group in Greenville, S.C. as the new chairman and president of Michelin North America — the tire giant that employs more than 20,000 people and operates 19 major manufacturing plants in the U.S. and Canada.

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Shad’s R&R adds another $150,000 for muscular dystrophy research
June 14, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Aftermarket golf tournament’s cumulative total since 1973 stands at just shy of $5.2 million for Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

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Wilfrid Laurier University graduate joins Volvo Canada corporate team
June 6, 2019 by Renee Montague

Amanda Ignatius joins Volvo Car Canada Ltd. as head of corporate and media communications and will drive corporate storytelling, media relations, product, brand, and internal communications for Volvo Cars’ Canadian operation. Ignatius, a Wilfrid Laurier University and University of Toronto’s

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CASIS chairman, collision industry advocate John Norris passes away
May 29, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Visitation will be Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Cresmount Funeral Home, 322 Fennell Avenue East, Hamilton, Ont. from 2 to 5 p.m. 

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Winhere’s Russ Barker to be new director of sales
May 22, 2019 by Renee Montague

Aftermarket industry veteran Russ Barker has been named the new director of sales at Winhere Brake Parts, Inc. Barker has spent 26 years in the automotive aftermarket industry, is a member of the Automotive Sales Council and served on AWDA’s