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Bill Hay named new president at ERI
June 26, 2023 by Adam Malik

Engine Rebuilders Inc. (ERI) is welcoming Bill Hay as its new president. He will move into the position on July 4, ERI chairman Rick Miller said in an announcement, which further highlighted Hay’s experience in leadership roles and with various

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Here’s who’s on the AIA Canada board
May 4, 2023 by Adam Malik

It’s official: The head of AIA Canada’s board of directors executive committee will be known as ‘chair’ with Shannon Spano taking the helm. The title change will remain in place — new buttons identifying the position denote ‘chair’ instead of

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Brad Shaddick wins Distinguished Service Award
May 3, 2023 by Adam Malik

The highest award from the Automotive Industries Association of Canada has been given to Brad Shaddick. The Director of Sales in Canada for Tenneco/DRiV was named the 2023 Distinguished Service Award winner during AIA Canada’s National Conference on April 26.

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Brad Cochrane named YPA Leader of the Year
May 3, 2023 by Adam Malik

AIA Canada presented the 2023 Young Leader of the Year Award to Brad Cochrane. The director of sales operations and business analytics at NAPA Auto Parts was presented the award by the Young Professionals in the Aftermarket Committee, which annually

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Brent Hesje to be honoured
April 24, 2023 by Adam Malik

Brent Hesje, executive chair of Fountain Tire, will be inducted into the Northern Alberta Business Hall of Fame. The honour recognizes his lifetime achievements in business and community leadership. He was named a 2023 inductee by Junior Achievement (JA) Northern

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In memoriam: John Grant, 104
April 17, 2023 by Adam Malik

A long-time figure of the automotive aftermarket has passed. John Grant, the co-founder of Grant Brothers Sales, died this past weekend. His obituary said he passed peacefully at home at the age of 104. He was born in North Sidney

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Continental announces new smart mobility leader
April 17, 2023 by Adam Malik

Rosa Meckseper has taken over as the head of smart mobility business area for Continental North America. She takes over from Jim Bayley, who retired at the end of March after more than 32 years in the automotive industry. The

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From the Magazine: Incoming AIA Canada Chair: ‘Lift while you climb’
April 12, 2023 by Adam Malik

Shannon Spano, incoming chair of AIA Canada, wants to be a leader for young industry pros, while making the aftermarket more welcoming

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Dayco promotes four to new roles
April 3, 2023 by Adam Malik

Dayco announced it has promoted four aftermarket team members: Jay Buckley, Jerry Reeves, Jon Crawford and Sheila Mann. Jay Buckley will take on the role of director of marketing, catalogue and technical product support. He was most recently director of

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In Memoriam: Bill Russell, 82
March 8, 2023 by Adam Malik

The automotive aftermarket community is mourning the loss of industry veteran Bill Russell. He died Feb. 14 in Victoria, B.C., at Broadmead Care Home. He is survived by his wife of 62 years Carole, his children Todd (Geri), Denise (Eddie)

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Leadership changes at Mann+Hummel Americas
February 27, 2023 by Adam Malik

Global filtration company Mann+Hummel announced senior leadership changes within its automotive aftermarket Americas group. Marco Faulenbach will serve as senior vice president of the group. He will lead the company’s aftermarket activities in North and South America, including engineering, sales

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Jeff Lee to lead Spectra’s Canadian aftermarket sales
February 13, 2023 by Adam Malik

Spectra Premium Mobility Solutions announced that Jeff Lee will lead the company’s Canadian sales aftermarket division as director of sales – Canada. He has been with Spectra Premium since 2011. In that time, he has held various positions, including territory