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Feature   September 1, 2010   by Auto Service World

Appointments (September 01, 2010)

PartSource has announced two key additions to its executive team. Scott Williams joins PartSource as associate vice-president, PartSource Commercial Sales. Williams will be responsible for delivering differentiated commercial sales and marketing programs. Jeff Saunders is appointed associate vice-president, PartSource Operations. Saunders will be responsible for driving operational performance excellence, customer satisfaction, and growing sales across the PartSource network. He has been with PartSource since 2000. Prior to this role, he was associate vice-president of operations in Western Canada.

Kim Bishop, Bestbuy Distributors Limited’s national director of sales and marketing, has announced the appointment of Brent Karr as business development manager for Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Northwestern Ontario. Karr is a well-respected veteran of the aftermarket in Canada who brings many years of experience to his position. Prior to joining Bestbuy, Karr was the director of sales for Autoline, a well-known remanufacturer. Karr will report directly to Bishop.

NGK Spark Plugs Canada Limited (NGK) has announced the appointment of Robert (Bob) Matthews to the position of national marketing manager. Matthews has been with NGK since 2004 in various senior roles with the company, and brings over 23 years of experience in the automotive aftermarket, national accounts, and OES business areas. His experience includes 15 years in the sales and marketing of a major brand of brake products, which is enabling NGK to successfully bring to market its brand-new line of Akebono Brake Pads. In his new role, Matthews will be responsible for directing all Canadian marketing initiatives, and for the planning and execution of these initiatives on both the national and regional levels. Matthews will report directly to Akihiko Yamauchi, the president of NGK Spark Plugs Canada Limited.

Joseph (Joe) Tamburro has been named national sales manager for E-Z Traxx, Inc./Ports Marine Products. Tamburro brings a lifetime of sales experience to the E-Z Traxx/Ports Marine Products team. In his new position he is responsible for implementing and maintaining E-Z Traxx/Ports Marine Products’ newly re-modelled national sales strategy. Since 1991, E-Z Traxx has been a manufacturer and distributor of top quality winter-based powersports accessories, specializing in safety and security products designed to protect riders and their sleds. Ports Marine Products is an importer/distributor of quality accessories and products for the boating, personal watercraft, and RV industries.

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