Boucherville, Québec -- May 24, 2017 -- Brent Windom has been appointed to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer, Canadian Automotive Group for Uni-Select. He takes over the position from Gary O’Connor, who will officially retire from the company at the end of 2017. To ensure a smooth and efficient transition, O’Connor will act as Strategic Advisor to Windom until the end of 2017.
Windom has 30 years of experience in the automotive aftermarket industry. During his career, he has held various leadership positions, including serving as President and Chief Operating Officer of Uni-Select USA. His previous experience includes the positions of Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Uni-Select USA and as Vice President of Marketing and Merchandising for MAWDI. His most recent position was President and Chief Executive Officer of Auto Plus | Pep Boys.
“Brent has a solid track record of driving business growth through innovation, successful strategic initiatives and developing people,” said Henry Buckley, President and Chief Executive Officer of Uni-Select. “We are extremely proud to welcome Brent back as a member of our executive team and are confident that, with his extensive leadership and his strong knowledge of the Canadian automotive aftermarket, he will be a key contributor in the pursuit of Uni-Select’s growth ambitions.”
O'Connor has served as President and COO for Uni-Select's Automotive Canada Division since 2012. Prior to that appointment, O'Connor filled the position of Executive Vice President with the company.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors, the Executive Team and our 3,000-plus team members, I would like to express our sincerest thanks to Gary for his tireless dedication and leadership in helping build an outstanding corporation. The success of Uni-Select is, in large part, due to his extraordinary talent, his professional expertise and his leadership. Gary has earned the trust and respect of our team members, partners and industry leaders and he will be missed by all who had the privilege of working with him,” said Buckley. “We wish him a long and rewarding retirement.”