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The lessons John Maslack left behind
August 20, 2021 by Adam Malik

Pino Vocaturo can still hear John Maslack’s voice giving him that one piece of critical advice: Never say ‘no’ when helping customers. “‘No’ was never an option when speaking to a customer. There was no such thing. He would say

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John Maslack dies at 95
August 19, 2021 by Adam Malik

The man behind Maslack Supply, a staple of the Northern Ontario automotive aftermarket, has died. John Maslack, 95, died last week at his Long Lake home, just outside of Sudbury, Ontario. He founded Maslack Supply in 1959 with three employees

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New sales VP for Mevotech
August 10, 2021 by Adam Malik

Trevor Jones has been appointed as Mevotech’s new vice president of sales in Canada. He brings more than 25 years of experience in sales and sales leadership roles, the Toronto-based engineering and aftermarket parts manufacturing company said in an announcement.

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Who will lead the ACC this year
August 5, 2021 by Adam Malik

Jennifer Holland will take the reigns of the Automotive Communications Council for the upcoming year. The ACC announced that Holland, from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), will serve as president, with John McGrane of ACME Manufacturing serving

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3 Canadians win Auto Value scholarship
August 4, 2021 by Adam Malik

Three Prairie-based Canadian automotive aftermarket students are among 25 winners of Auto Value scholarships. Brieanne Schmidt of the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Caitlin Yip from the University of Alberta and Darby Hardy of Assiniboine Community College each were awarded

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Akebono names new district manager
August 4, 2021 by Adam Malik

Akebono Brake Corporation has announced the addition of Willy Molina to its aftermarket sales team. He will bring more than 25 years of automotive aftermarket experience to his role of southeast district manager. Molina will report to Matt Kenefick Akebono’s

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ASW Conversations: Welcoming back Adam Malik as editor
July 30, 2021 by AutoServiceWorld Staff

Auto Service World · ASW Conversations: Welcoming back Adam Malik as editor On the latest episode of ASW Conversations, our host and publisher Peter Bulmer sits down with Adam Malik, who has returned as editor of Jobber News and now

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New head for Denso’s Guelph facility
July 26, 2021 by Adam Malik

John Klassen has been named the new president of Denso’s thermal manufacturing facility in Guelph, Ont. The announcement was made July 12, but the move was effective July 1, the company said in an announcement. Klassen has been plant director

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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