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Feature   January 1, 2001   by Auto Service World

News (January 01, 2001)

Jim Cooper, president of Spartan Marketing Services has announced the appointment of Bud Breau to the position of territory representative for the Maritime Provinces. Budd brings 23 years of transportation experience with him and will be responsible for developing wholesale business in the Maritimes for the manufacturers that Spartan Marketing Services represent.

PartSource has announced three appointments to its wholesale business division. Tom Yankewicz and Geoff Freda have been appointed area sales managers in Winnipeg and Edmonton, respectively, and Janice Grant has been appointed to the position of wholesale business developer. Yankewicz joins the PartSource team after eight years at Piston Ring in sales and training capacities. Prior to his time at Piston Ring, he held various positions with Cooper Industries – Wagner Brake Products from 1981 to 1992. Freda joins PartSource from his most recent position as wholesale parts specialist with the Priestner Automotive Group, representing Ford Motorcraft products to automotive installers in Edmonton. Prior to that, he was responsible for various roles within Federal-Mogul (formerly Cooper Automotive) for over 12 years. As wholesale business developer, Janice Grant is responsible for developing programs that will drive sales and customer loyalty. She joins PartSource with experience in consumer research and marketing, including at Honda Canada.

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