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Spectra names new sales manager for Ontario, Maritimes
July 12, 2019 by Renee Montague

Boucherville, Que.-based Spectra Premium has appointed Jeffrey A. Lee as its new regional sales manager for Ontario and the Maritimes. Lee, an eight-year veteran with Spectra Premium, will continue to lead sales efforts within Ontario and oversee the Maritimes in

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Bolt Lock welcomes new digital marketing coordinator
July 11, 2019 by Renee Montague

Milwaukee-based Bolt Lock welcomes Crystal Wiken as the new digital marketing coordinator. Wiken will be directing marketing coordination, website management, and the company’s social media bringing experience in marketing and social media management.   “Bolt Lock is proud to welcome Crystal

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Mevotech names new director of sales for Western Canada, Ontario
July 3, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Mevotech has promoted Dan Morrison to director of sales for Western Canada and Ontario. In this new role, Dan will lead the western Canada and Ontario team in selling, servicing, training and promoting Mevotech products. He will report directly to executive

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Kids help classmate pursue dream of becoming a tech
July 3, 2019 by Renee Montague

A heartwarming story is making the rounds on social media, showing how Polish students helped a one-armed girl pursue her dream of becoming an automotive technician. Nineteen-year-old Kinga Wawro was born without her right forearm. Nevertheless, she was determined to

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Dayco announces leader for U.S. aftermarket sales and marketing
July 2, 2019 by Renee Montague

Dayco has announced the appointment of Mike McTeer as vice president of sales and marketing for the U.S. aftermarket. McTeer brings 25 years of experience in the automotive aftermarket. “I am pleased to have Mike take on his new role

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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