At the recent AIA Ontario Division Meeting held on February 4th, Kevin Patterson announced that although he will stay very involved, he would be stepping down from the role of chairman for the Ontario Division.
AIA Canada also announced that Joe Mercanti, channel sales manager responsible for all national and regional chain accounts for Worldpac has agreed to take on the role of chairman of the AIA Ontario Division.
With over 40 years of experience in the aftermarket industry at all levels of the market, Joe brings a wealth of knowledge to the division. Prior to his role at Worldpac, Joe has held positions with other aftermarket companies including Bosal, Mevotech and Ultra-Fit Manufacturing.
Brad Thomas, district manager for Mevotech has also agreed to take on the role as vice chairman for the division.
Brad is passionate about the automotive aftermarket and has been working in the industry for over 35 years. With a background in electronics and marketing from Humber College, he has achieved his CSP Designation from CPSA and has had ASE Certification. Prior to Mevotech, Brad’s work experience includes Canadian Tire, Volkswagen and NGK Spark Plugs.