Michael Sylvester has been appointed as the president and chief operating officer of FinishMaster.
The move was effective Oct. 11 and announced by its parent company, Uni-Select.
In an announcement, the company said Sylvester has more than 20 years of experience in leadership roles in the rail transport industry. It highlighted his ability as a hands-on operator and a strategic negotiator with clients and suppliers, working in a mature industry with a mix of strong national clients, suppliers and regional players.
He was most recently senior vice president of Stella-Jones Inc, a logging company that produced industrial pressure-treated wood products. There, Uni-Select said, he showed in-depth knowledge of mergers and acquisitions, business integrations and a proven track record in operational excellence and market growth.
“I personally collaborated with Mike for almost 10 years and share a great deal of trust in his ability to contribute to the achievement of our common goals and vision for success,” said Brian McManus, executive chair and CEO of Uni-Select.