CAM LAVENDER | BASF CANADA | RETIRED
Cam Lavender officially retired from the automotive aftermarket in mid-July after serving as the business development manager for the more than 23 years—though Lavender occupied a spectrum of roles at BASF Canada and in collision centres. He has completed Auto Body and Collision Damage Repairer Red Seal 310B. Combined with his experience at BASF, Lavender has worked a total of 36 years in the industry. In his retirement, Lavender plans to assist in his wife’s baking business centered around maple syrup desserts; he and his brother own part of a family homestead, complete with an operational maple sugar bush.
KEITH JONES | BMW GROUP CANADA
BMW Group Canada’s Certified Collision Repair Centres (CCRC) division recently announced it hired Keith Jones as the new BMW CCRC Program Regional Developmental Specialist for the Western Region. Jones brings 30-plus-years of management experience with ICBC and the collision industry in British Columbia. More recently, Jones has been involved with his own appraisal businesses DCI Solution Canada and Crash Space Appraisals. In this role, Jones will be supporting the CCRC Program, individual CCRCs, Retailers, Insurance Relations, and the Collision Industry from Manitoba to British Columbia.
EMILIE GAUDET | CANADIAN AUTOMOTIVE GROUP
Uni-Select has appointed Emilie Gaudet to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer, Canadian Automotive Group. During her employment at Uni-Select, Gaudet has held various roles. She was Chief Financial Officer at FinishMaster, and recently, became the VP of Corporate Finance. Later, she stepped in as interim Chief Financial Officer – Canadian Automotive Group (CAG). The current executive team says Gaudet she is a dynamic leader who will support the CAG vision and ensure the success and growth of Uni-Select, Canadian Automotive Group, and its partners.