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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

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Niall Davidson joins Maha USA
August 1, 2017 by Allan Janssen

Niall Davidson has joined shop equipment manufacturer Maha USA as vice president sales, marketing and product management for North America. Davidson was most recently the general manager of Robert Bosch Canada’s automotive aftermarket division, and has also held positions with

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2017 Jobber of the Year: Western Bearing and Auto Parts
July 6, 2017 by Adam Malik

Western Bearing and Auto Parts has been selected as the 2017 Jobber of the Year. Based in Portage la Prairie, Man., Western Bearing is headed up by president Doug Borland, who took over the business from his brother eight years

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Mister Transmission names new president
June 15, 2017 by Allan Janssen

Industry veteran Tony Kuczynski will work with the Mister Transmission executive team as they focus on growth and development

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Gears Plus is our 2017 Shop of the Year
June 6, 2017 by Allan Janssen

Six-bay Autopro shop in Prince George is built on the notion that meeting customer needs is the key to repeat business.          By Allan Janssen   Gears Plus, owned and operated by Jeff and Jen Hoff in Prince George,

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Alliance announces ‘Give’em Hellcat’ sweepstakes winner
June 1, 2017 by Adam Malik

Andrew Langello, co-owner of Treasure Coast Automotive in Vero Beach, Fla. was the grand prize winner of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance and Robert Bosch Company’s ‘Give ‘em Hellcat’ Sweepstakes. He was presented with a 2015 Dodge Hellcat Challenger and

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UAP names new CMAX territory manager
May 24, 2017 by Allan Janssen

Manuel Furtado has joined the NAPA CMAX team as manager of the territory that covers Montreal (including the North Shore and the South Shore) and the Ottawa region.

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Uni-Select names new president, COO for its Canadian auto group
May 23, 2017 by Allan Janssen

Brent Windom to take over on July 3, from Gary O’Connor who will be retiring at the end of 2017.

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Brake Parts Inc. adds to sales team
May 15, 2017 by Adam Malik

Brake Parts Inc. has added Rob Miles to its sales organization. Miles will serve as the new national sales manager – commercial vehicles. The company also added five new business development managers: Bill Bates, Central California Edwin Borrero, Texas Trevor

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Spectra VP picked for Young Leader Award
May 9, 2017 by Adam Malik

Jason Best has been named the 2017 Young Leader of the Year Award winner by the Young Executive Society committee branch of the Automotive Industries Association of Canada. He will be recognized at the AIA’s 75th annual general meeting on

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AIA Distinguished Service Award goes to John Maslack
May 9, 2017 by Adam Malik

John Maslack will be recognized with the Distinguished Service Award when the Automotive Industries Association of Canada meets for its annual general meeting on May 16 in Toronto. Maslack is the founder and president of Maslack Supply, headquartered in Sudbury,