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ASA elects first Canadian director
December 2, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Toronto shop owner John Cochrane has bold vision for cross-border training strategy.

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OBITUARY: Paul Durkin
November 30, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

Aftermarket veteran Paul Anthony Durkin passed away on Friday, November 27, 2015 at Southlake Regional Hospital with his loving wife Roberta by his side. Most recently working with the Sea Foam Company, Paul had a long history in Canada’s aftermarket.

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University of the Aftermarket Foundation Appoints Larry Sills To Board Of Trustees
November 25, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

  The “Jack Creamer Leader of the Year” award recipient, Larry Sills, has been appointed to serve a one-year term on the University of the Aftermarket Foundation board of trustees, filling the lifetime trustee seat established in Creamer’s name. Last

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Innova Names Jon Holder Vice President Of Sales And Marketing
November 24, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

Innova Electronics Corporation has named Jon Holder vice president of sales and marketing for the Innova tool business. Prior to accepting his position with Innova, Holder was the chief sales officer for K&N Engineering, a performance automotive filter manufacturer. In

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Open Road Auto Group ranks as one of Canada’s best employers
November 17, 2015 by CARS Magazine

A B.C.-based dealership group, with 16 dealerships representing 14 different brands, has once again been cited as one of the best places in Canada to work. Open Roads Auto Group, with dealerships in Langley, Vancouver, Richmond and Port Langley, has

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Identifix  Names Jeff Lagges As Managing Director
November 4, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

  Identifix Inc. has announced the appointment of Jeff Lagges to serve as Managing Director of the 28-year old company, following former president Jeff Sweet’s decision to retire. “I appreciate the trust that the customers, employees and investors of Identifix placed

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Auto Care Association Names Bill Hanvey New President and CEO
November 3, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

  The Auto Care Association Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Bill Hanvey as president and chief executive officer to succeed Kathleen Schmatz, who is retiring at the end of the year after leading the association for 14

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Car Care Council Women’s Board Names Pamela Gatto 2015 Female Shop Owner Of The Year
October 29, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

    The Car Care Council Women’s Board (WB) has announced  that Pamela Gatto, president, Gatto’s Tires & Auto Service, is the 2015 recipient of the Female Shop Owner of the Year award. Gatto will be presented with the prestigious

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Assured Performance Appoints Leanne Jefferies To Lead Canadian Body Shop Certification
October 27, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

  Assured Performance Network has announced the appointment of Leanne Jefferies to the position of vice-president of Canadian Operations.  Jefferies will assume responsibility to launch and oversee Canadian operations of the Certified Collision Care program, powered by Assured Performance Network,

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The price of safety
October 26, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Ontario shop owner is committed to fighting dangerous vehicles on public roads.

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New AIA boss pledges support for service providers
October 23, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Incoming president Jean-Francois Champagne says repair professionals are ‘part of the larger AIA family.’

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Bill Hoffpauer Joins CRP Automotive as Regional Sales Manager
October 21, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

  CRP Automotive has announced the appointment of Bill Hoffpauer as its regional sales manager for the Southeastern US. Hoffpauer has taken over the responsibilities of CRP Automotive’s former Southeast Manager, Daniel McSwain, who has retired after an exceptional 9-year