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Bestbuy names new VP of purchasing, inventory
September 9, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Robert Chartrand has been named vice president of purchasing and inventory at Bestbuy Distributors Limited, assuming responsibility for Bestbuy’s purchasing, inventory, and all related initiatives. Chartrand is based at the company’s head office address of 3355 American Drive in Mississauga, Ont.,

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Auto Value hands out 25 scholarships
September 3, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  Auto Value has presented scholarships to 25 students from across North America. The students, picked from a competitive pool of applicants, have each been awarded $1,000 for their studies in the 2020-2021 academic year. “It is always a pleasure

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People & Places: Corporate moves in August 2020
September 2, 2020 by Allan Janssen

We recap some of the personnel announcements we heard about this past month.

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Dayco names new manager for commercial vehicle business
August 28, 2020 by Allan Janssen

To meet the ongoing needs of its commercial vehicle customers, Dayco has recently hired Ron Barnes as its new national commercial vehicle business development manager. Barnes will lead Dayco’s recently formed Heavy-Duty Aftermarket group. He joined the company in June as

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Sensata appoints new GM for aftermarket
August 27, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Sensata Technologies has appointed Russ Stebbins as general manager of the company’s Global Aftermarket Business Unit. The appointment plays a critical role in supporting Sensata’s continual growth strategy and driving its leadership position in the automotive aftermarket. Stebbins joins Sensata

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David Goggins joins IHS Markit as VP automotive strategy, insights
August 27, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Data company IHS Markit  has hired senior industry executive David Goggins in the newly created role of vice president of automotive strategy and industry insights.  Goggins will lead the transformation of its automotive business to address the rapidly changing needs

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BBB Industries names new senior VP for traditional sales
August 21, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Remanufacturer BBB Industries, LLC has promoted Kim Nolan to senior vice president – traditional sales. In this role, she will be responsible for managing customer relationships, strategic sales growth, and product line expansion for all BBB’s US-based traditional accounts. “We are

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Fix Network Canada names new director of marketing, communications
August 19, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Somer Mullins has joined Fix Network Canada as the company’s new director of marketing & communications for Canada. She will work closely with the Fix Network leadership team to identify strategic marketing opportunities that promote the value of being part

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Mike Eldard to manage Akebono’s aftermarket sales
August 18, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Akebono Brake Corporation has named Mike Eldard its new national sales manager of the aftermarket. Eldard has held a number of roles at Akebono through the years, including Pacific Northwest District and Western Region Sales Manager as well as Account

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COO Jim Farley to take over as Ford CEO, president
August 13, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Jim Farley, currently chief operating officer of Ford Motor Company, will become the carmaker’s president and chief executive officer on Oct. 1. He takes over from Jim Hackett, who will be retiring after having led Ford Motor Company’s transformation since 2017

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People & Places: Corporate moves in July 2020
August 3, 2020 by Allan Janssen

We recap some of the personnel announcements we heard about this past month.

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Mevotech promotes Bill Holmes to direction of national accounts
July 23, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Bill Holmes has been named director of national accounts at Mevotech, the Canadian suspension, driveline and steering manufacturer. With over 22 years at Mevotech, Holmes has held various roles within the organization, handling customer service, sales support, product management, marketing,