By CRM staff
Toronto, Ontario – April 30, 2019 – Former president and CEO of the Canadian Automotive Group Brent Windom is Uni-Select’s new president and CEO effective May 1, 2019.
"I am honoured to be taking on this new role and I feel privileged to be leading such a talented team," said Brent Windom. "As our industry is undergoing structural changes, this period also represents a pivotal moment in the history of Uni-Select. I intend to work in close collaboration with my colleagues in the management team as we deploy our strategic initiatives, continue to focus on operational excellence and support the growth of our customers."
Windom has more than 30 years of experience of transformational change in the automotive aftermarket industry. During his career, he has held various leadership roles and served as president and chief executive officer of Auto Plus Pep Boys, an automotive aftermarket parts distributor in the U.S.
He has also held previous positions of leadership for Uni-Select in the U.S. and North America including president and chief operating officer, senior vice president, sales and marketing of Uni-Select U.S. and senior vice president, sales and marketing for the North American operations. He has also taken on as vice president of marketing and merchandising for Middle Atlantic Warehouse Distributor.
Windom is an active board member for the Automotive Industries Association of Canada. He has also served on several other industry boards in the U.S., including the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) and the Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF).
"Brent Windom has a profound understanding and unparalleled knowledge of both Uni-Select and the industry in which we evolve. He has demonstrated strong leadership capabilities over the years and his skill set is in perfect alignment with what the organization requires during its transformation. We are delighted to have him on board in this capacity," said Michelle Cormier, chair of the board. "On behalf of my fellow board members, I would also like to thank André Courville for his immense dedication and contribution during his mandate as interim president and CEO."