Canadian aftermarket veteran Bill Hay has been named president of Bestbuy Distributors Ltd.
The Mississauga, Ont.-based parts company made the announcement today.
Hay will assume his new role on May 15, and be based at the company’s American Drive head office, reporting directly to the board of directors.
He’ll have overall responsibility for Bestbuy’s operations and will be the primary contact between the board and Bestbuy’s management team.
“Bill’s strong leadership skills and record of accomplishments in implementing creative promotions, sales and marketing strategies will be a great addition to the Bestbuy management team,” said Bestbuy chairman Doug Squires.
Squires said he plans to work closely with Hay, to ensure a smooth transition as he plays an instrumental role in helping to establish and lead Bestbuy’s future direction.
Hay joins Bestbuy after a brief tenure with Uni-Selet, where he held several senior roles, most recently regional vice president for Central and Atlantic Canada. Prior to his work with Uni-Select, Hay spent more than 30 years with Dayco Canada Corporation, where he held a variety of leadership roles including regional sales manager, manager for national accounts, national sales manager, and vice president of sales and marketing.
“I’m incredibly excited to be joining the Bestbuy organization as president,” Hay said. “My history with Bestbuy dates to my junior days where Bestbuy’s wonderful reference was instrumental in helping me launch a successful 35-year supplier career.”
Hay said joining Bestbuy feels like a homecoming.
“I feel very blessed to be joining the Bestbuy family,” he said. “I look forward to working with the board, shareholders, the management group, and the staff at the offices and distribution centres across Canada.”