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News   May 21, 2015   by Auto Service World

AIA’s 73rd Annual General Meeting Highlights

#aftermarket – On April 29, more than 100 members attended the Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada’s 73rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Hilton Meadowvale Hotel & Conference Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.

The meeting was called to order just before noon, and the agenda approved. Members then voted to approve the minutes from last year’s AGM in Toronto, Ontario and the audited financial statements.

Following the appointment of the new auditors and a review of AIA and Board activities, John MacDonald, Chair of the Nominating Committee, presented the slate of individuals for appointment to the Board of Directors in accordance with AIA’s By-Laws.

AIA Canada is pleased to announce that Tony Canade from Assured Automotive was elected as Chair of the Association’s Board of Directors for 2015-2016. The members who attended the 2015 Annual General Meeting of the Association, as well as those who submitted a vote via proxy, also unanimously elected Dave Fifield from Wakefield Canada as Second Vice Chair of the Board.

At the meeting, the following four new directors were elected to AIA’s Board: 

* Annie Hotte, Uni-Select Inc.

* Eric Knogler, Sutherland Automotive

* Paula Sayers, Canadian Tire Corporation

* Stuart Suls, Mr. Lube Canada

Following the presentation, Tony Canade addressed the membership and outlined the goals and objectives he has set for his new term.


AIA Canada congratulates and welcomes its new Chair and all its new directors. AIA would also like to thank Mark Reed, Shell Lubricants; Gary O’Connor, Uni-Select Inc.; and JoAnn McKeown, formerly of Osram Sylvania Ltd., for their dedication to the Board and to the membership throughout their terms.

The webcast of this year’s event and the minutes have now been posted online for viewing.

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