Rob Simington, owner of Simington Automotive and Industrial Supply, Hagersville, Ont., has been selected to receive the 2005 E.J. and A.E. Wadham Memorial Award, known commonly as the Jobber News Jobber of the Year Award. Simington has shown a commitment to the industry for more than three decades, and is an active participant in the community, sponsoring events, becoming a volunteer fire fighter, and being an active member of his local church organizations. A full profile of Rob Simington and Simington Automotive and Industrial Supply will appear in the July issue of Jobber News Magazine. His business, Simington Automotive and Industrial Supply, is a culmination of a career that has seen him grow various ventures with others. On his own in this business since 2002, and having just opened a new store, he has actively pursued business associations that work for his local market. Today, he is a Carquest Associate as well as a member of Replacement Parts Depot Limited. The staff at the store demonstrate a similar commitment, with some members having been with the operation for 20 years. Named in memory of those who founded of Jobber News Magazine more than 70 years ago, the Jobber of the Year Award is a lifetime achievement award that recognizes those auto parts wholesalers who epitomize the values held by the Canadian automotive aftermarket. Throughout the years, each recipient has demonstrated the highest level of achievement in business, been key participants in the industry, and showed commitment to the type of community involvement that has become an integral part of this industry’s role within the Canadian social fabric.