Ottawa, Ontario — April 28, 2014 — The Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada is proud to announce that Miguel Angers, Vice-President of Product Management at Uni-Select Canada, is this yearâ€™s winner of the Young Leader of the Year Award.
Miguelâ€™s career began with four years at Harfan Technologies, first handling business development and then managing customer service.
In 2006, he accepted a Business Analyst and Marketing Manager position at Federal-Mogul USA. In the five years that followed, he became Sales and Marketing Director and moved to China where he ultimately took charge of the corporationâ€™s aftermarket operations in greater China (Hong-Kong, China and Taiwan). His responsibilities included re-engineering the distribution strategy, re-aligning inventories, implementing an SAP system, and managing finance and logistics for three separate business units, as well as holding a minority share in a joint-venture. During his tenure, he established a strong product development and marketing organization, allowing his business group to attain sustainable and profitable growth; he was also actively involved in the AAIA China Forum, advocating for independent aftermarket awareness and training programs in schools and promoting supplier partnerships.
Miguel moved back to Canada in 2011 and joined Uni-Select. From North American Director for Under Car Products, he quickly made his way up to his current position. At 34 years old, he is one of the youngest Vice-Presidents ever to be appointed at Uni-Select, where he is responsible for overseeing national product and pricing strategies, heads the private brand initiatives, and establishes customer and supplier relationships.
â€œWe are very pleased to rely on Miguelâ€™s talent and passion to improve our product offering and enhance our customer experience. Uni-Select extends its sincere congratulations to him for this great recognition by the industry,â€ said Gary Oâ€™Connor, President and Chief Operating Officer, Automotive Canada of Uni-Select.
Proud father and husband, Miguel holds a Bachelorâ€™s degree in Business Administration from de lâ€™UniversitÃ© de Sherbrooke and an MBA from lâ€™UniversitÃ© Laval. He speaks three languages: French, English, and Mandarin.
Miguel will be presented with his award during AIAâ€™s 72nd Annual General Meeting and Volunteer Recognition Luncheon being held on April 30th, 2014 at the Toronto Airport Hilton and Suites in Toronto, Ont.