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John MacDonald honoured with AIA’s highest award
May 15, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Twenty-four years after the late John H. MacDonald received the Canadian automotive aftermarket’s highest award, his son, John MacDonald Jr., has been given the same honour. The Automotive Industries Association of Canada presented its prestigious Distinguished Service Award to John

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Osram announces leadership shuffle
May 14, 2019 by Renee Montague

Automotive lighting manufacturer Osram has named Joe Verbanic managing director for the U.S. and Canada for Sylvania Automotive, replacing Grant Wright who has retired. Greg Bibbo replaces Verbanic as director of aftermarket sales and marketing. Ryan DeDecker has been named

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Former Dayco exec Bill Hay to lead Bestbuy Distributors
May 8, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Canadian aftermarket veteran Bill Hay has been named president of Bestbuy Distributors Ltd. The Mississauga, Ont.-based parts company made the announcement today. Hay will assume his new role on May 15, and be based at the company’s American Drive head

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Windom takes place on Uni-Select board of directors
May 6, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Uni-Select’s newly appointed CEO and president, Brent Windom, has been formally appointed to the company’s board of directors. Starting May 2, he joined 11 other board members to oversee company strategies, operations, and finance. “We are proud to have Brent

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Putting his Best foot forward
May 3, 2019 by Adam Malik

AIA Canada’s incoming chairman wants to see more communication. The addition of service providers to the ranks is the first step.

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Smith to lead technology standards for Auto Care Association
May 3, 2019 by Renee Montague

The U.S.-based Auto Care Association has named Jim Smith as senior director of technology standards and solutions. He’ll also be the new new liaison to the association’s Technology Standards committee. According to the association, Smith’s 35 years of auto care

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Best foot forward: Incoming AIA chairman plans to break barriers
May 3, 2019 by Adam Malik

AIA Canada’s incoming chairman wants to see more communication. The addition of service providers to the ranks is the first step.

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Meet Tungsten the tyrannosaurus
May 1, 2019 by Renee Montague

  What do you do with an old wrench?  Why not turn it into a dinosaur? Shawn Gavigan of Dave’s Garage in Aurora, Ont. is doing just that. He turns bits of metal, old tools, nuts, and bolts into decorations

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Windom picked to lead Uni-Select 
April 30, 2019 by Adam Malik

Long-time Uni-Select veteran Brent Windom has been named the new president and chief executive officer of the company.  The move is effective May 1. He replaces interim president and CEO Andre Courville, who stepped down as chairman to assume the

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GPC names new chairman of the board
April 29, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Genuine Parts Company (GPC) has appointed Paul D. Donahue as chairman of its board of directors. Donahue has served as president and CEO of Genuine Parts Company since May 1, 2016. He will continue as CEO and add the position

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Permatex names new national account manager for Automotive Groups U.S.
April 25, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Permatex has promoted Jeff Morgan to national account manager for Automotive Groups U.S., handling major automotive parts groups in the United States. In his new role, Morgan will be responsible for developing and maintaining account relationships, growing sales, and creating

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Richard Gauthier joins Monaco Group as regional training director
April 25, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Monaco Group has named Richard Gauthier as its new technical training services director for the regional group of companies serving Ottawa, Kingston, Gatineau and all points in between. Gauthier’s responsibilities include the preparation of technical training sessions in areas