|Marcel Dionne will be awarded the AIA Distinguished Service Award at the AIA Aftermarket Conference for Executives on April 12.|
Ottawa, Ontario -- April 1, 2013 -- Marcel Dionne has been announced as the recipient of this year’s prestigious AIA Distinguished Service Award.
The Distinguished Service Award will be presented at the AIA Aftermarket Conference for Executives being held at the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City, Que., on April 12.
With over 37 years of industry involvement, Marcel Dionne is well known in the aftermarket industry as one of its most influential leaders. Throughout his distinguished career in the aftermarket, Dionne has demonstrated leadership, great determination and a remarkable understanding of both the issues facing the industry and the actions required to ensure its continued growth.
Dionne climbed the corporate ladder to eventually end his career serving as Vice President of the UAP Auto Parts Division from 1992 to 2000. During the length of Dionne's career, UAP saw annual sales grow from $19 million to $900 million.
Serving his company while always respecting his competitors, Dionne sat on various committees responsible for promoting the industry’s interests. He was also a member of the AIA’s National Board of Directors for two years.
Present and active in his community, Dionne was a member of the Boucherville Optimist Club for over 20 years, serving as its president in 1983. He also volunteered for many years with the South Shore Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Currently retired, the aftermarket blood that still flows in his veins fuels an active mind and a spirit that continue to serve the industry to which he is so profoundly attached.