Brian O’Reilly joins Colonial Auto Parts and A.P.M.

Brian O’Reilly has been named to the position of Senior Manager - Automotive, Fleet and Commercial Refinish for all Colonial Auto Parts and A.P.M. locations in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.

St. John’s, Newfoundland — July 25, 2016 — Colonial Auto Parts and A.P.M. have announced the appointment of Brian O’Reilly to the role of Senior Manager – Automotive, Fleet and Commercial Refinish for all Colonial Auto Parts and A.P.M. locations in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. The announcement was made by Douglas Squires, President and CEO of the company.

A statement from the company says O’Reilly brings over 40 years of experience to the Colonial/A.P.M. family, PPG/Nexa’s only Platinum Distributors in Atlantic Canada.
In this role, O’Reilly will be responsible for all areas of the automotive, fleet and commercial refinish market. Reporting directly to senior management, O’Reilly will be the primary representative for these product categories for branches and customers. He will work in conjunction with Ben Murphy (Colonial) and Bob Duplisea (A.P.M.), Atlantic Canada’s only PPG/Nexa Platinum Certified Distributor Technical Representatives.

“We all know Brian and he will be a great team player for Colonial and all parties that surround him,” says Derrick Ryan, President of Garland’s Auto Body in St. John’s, Newfounland. “Congratulations to Colonial and Brian!”

Marc Goguen is the owner of Goguen Custom Painting in Cocagne, New Brunswick. He notes Brian’s extensive experience in refinish. “Congratulations to Brian O’Reilly on his new job,” says Goguen. “Being a custom painter, Brian has helped me many times with my special paint needs and questions and I am looking forward to working with Brian and the A.P.M. team in the future.”

O’Reilly’s mandate is to expand upon the success Colonial/A.P.M. has experienced in the automotive, fleet and commercial refinish markets and grow them even further. O’Reilly will assume his position effective September 1, 2016.

“Working with PPG Canada for the past 19 years as the Territory Manager for Atlantic Canada has prepared me to take on the roll as Senior Manager – Automotive & Commercial Refinish,” says O’Reilly. “I am very excited to be asked to be a part of the Colonial/A.P.M. management team and to offer my support as we continue to be the best in the industry in providing service and support to our valued customers from our locations throughout Atlantic Canada. It is an exciting opportunity and I am looking forward to working with a great company and staff.”
O’Reilly can be reached via email to boreilly@colonialautoparts.ca or boreilly@apmlimited.ca, by cell at 709-685-8396 or by calling his New Brunswick office at 506-383-4670 ext. 8 or his Newfoundland office at 709-752-7971.

For more information on Colonial Auto Parts and A.P.M., please visit aminc.ca.


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