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Taking pride in all he does
November 16, 2017 by Adam Malik

Barry Murray of APD in Calgary is the 2017 Jobber News Counterperson of the Year

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APC names new VP
October 31, 2017 by Adam Malik

Paul Wise has been named vice president, corporate marketing and communications at APC Automotive Technologies. He will be driving brand strategy and a corporate marketing plan to support company growth objectives, said Hugh Charvat, chief executive officer of APC Automotive

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Industry bids Gary O’Connor a happy retirement
October 31, 2017 by Allan Janssen

Executives in the Canadian automotive aftermarket gathered last night to bid Uni-Select’s Gary O’Connor a happy retirement. A surprise send-off was held at The Venetian hotel in Las Vegas, in advance of the annual Automotive Aftermarket Parts Expo (AAPEX). O’Connor,

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Don Skuce, former MSC president, passes away
October 25, 2017 by Adam Malik

Don Skuce passed away on Oct. 23 at the age of 68. Skuce was the former head of Modern Sales Co-op, headquartered in Barrie, Ont, spending 25 years with the company. He served as president for 22 years and general

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APD Calgary’s Barry Murray is Counterperson of the Year
October 24, 2017 by Adam Malik

‘It’s a win-win for everybody if you do your job right,’ says Murray

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NAPA Atlantic gets new sales GM
October 20, 2017 by Adam Malik

Philippe Massé has been appointed general manager of sales for NAPA Atlantic. Montreal-based UAP made the announcement, saying Massé will be responsible for all sales-related activity in the region, which includes responsibilities for corporate stores and interaction and support through

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OCOT names new registrar/CEO
September 15, 2017 by Allan Janssen

Construction industry veteran and public servant George Gritziotis replaces outgoing college registrar and CEO David Tsubouchi.

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Leadership changes at Spectra Premium
September 5, 2017 by Adam Malik

Kerry Best, Sr. has retired as executive vice president of Spectra Premium as of Aug. 31, the company has announced. He has been in the aftermarket heat transfer industry for more than 45 years, starting off as owner of Coulter

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Nominations open for Counterperson of the Year
August 29, 2017 by Adam Malik

Do you know a hard-working, helpful and efficient counterperson? Nominate them for the 2017 Jobber News Counterperson of the Year Award. The award recognizes the best of front line frontline auto parts employees in the Canadian automotive aftermarket. Anyone can

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APA taps Squires as new chairman
August 21, 2017 by Adam Malik

Douglas Squires has been picked to lead the Automotive Parts Associates. Its board of directors made the election of Squires to be its chairman on Aug. 15. Squires is president and chief executive officer of Colonial Auto Parts/A.P.M. Limited on

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Openbay appoints chief product officer
August 4, 2017 by Allan Janssen

Openbay, an online marketplace for auto repair and provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS)for the auto care industry, has appointed Jim Gregoire as chief product officer. Gregoire is an SaaS product veteran with more than 25 years of experience in the software

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Akebono names new director of aftermarket business unit
August 3, 2017 by Allan Janssen

Akebono Brake Corporation has appointed Russ Stebbins to the newly created position of director, aftermarket business unit. Akebono president and CEO Wilm Uhlenbecker said Stebbins will be responsible for leveraging Akebono’s industry-leading braking technologies to secure new opportunities for growth