Winnipeg, Manitoba — Boyd Group Services announced the appointment of Brian Kaner as executive vice president and chief operating officer on Friday. Kaner will be responsible for Boyd’s collision operations in both the United States and Canada, effective October 31.
“This change to our top-level structure is being made to add further strength to our executive team and to align our organization with the needs of the business, given our planned growth and the changes we have experienced over recent years,” said Timothy O’Day, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Boyd Group. “Brian’s experience with large organizations as an executive officer in both operational and financial roles will be an asset to our business, adding breadth and depth of experience and knowledge at the executive level.”
“I look forward to working closely with Brian and the rest of the executive team over the next several years, as we continue to grow our business, with the goal of doubling the size of the business over the five year period from 2021 to 2025, based on 2019 revenues,” added O’Day. “At this time, the previously announced search to succeed Mr. Pat Pathipati in the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer is proceeding along planned timelines and will be announced upon its conclusion.”
Kaner was previously CEO & President of Pep Boys & Icahn Automotive Services where he led all functional disciplines and field leadership teams overseeing 1,000 company owned and nearly 800 franchise locations. Before joining Icahn Enterprises L.P., Mr. Kaner worked for Sears Holdings Corporation as President of Sears Auto Centers. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Illinois State University.
“I am very excited to be taking on this new role,” added Mr. Kaner. “The opportunity to learn and add value at a company with a long track record of consistent performance and growth is a tremendous one. I look forward to working with Tim and the rest of the executive team as we continue growing the business and creating value for our shareholders.”