Nouveaux amis: AIA’s Quebec division appoints five new members to committee

Toronto, Ontario — There are five new names you need to know, as the Automotive Industries Association of Canada has appointed some new members to its Quebec Division Committee, according to a press release from Tuesday.

If you attended AUTOXPO 2021 or Bumper to Bumper’s 2022 conference, the name Annie Demarais might sound familiar.

Demarais is among four other industry leaders appointed to AIA’s Quebec committee and has an established background in Canada’s automotive industry, having spent the past nine years at Uni-Select and recently being named a banner programs manager.

She will take Zineb Ahnou Ghouila’s spot on the committee, replacing her as representative of the distribution network.

On the part of the collision repair industry, Pierre-Luc Tremblay of CARSTAR Marché Central will take up the mantle for the Quebec market, putting more than 14 years of diverse industry expertise to work.

Co-owner of Pièces d’Auto Alain Côté and Quebec auto parts extraordinaire Mathieu Côté has  made his way onto the committee for having proven himself as a dynamic young entrepreneur and will represent the parts store sector in his role.

Alexandre Lajeunesse, co-owner of Garage Max in Montreal, will now represent the mechanic shop sector on the committee. Lajeunesse, while having owned and operated his shop for the past four years now, has also held positions as a parts and service manager, business development officer and sales manager throughout his career.

Finally, Natasha Akhavan of Entrepôts AB will serve alongside Demarais as a distribution sector expert on the committee, specializing more on the collision repair side; an industry in which she boasts more than a decade of experience.

AIA wrote in its press release “We would like to congratulate these five new members and thank them for agreeing to share their knowledge and experience so the committee can continue its mission.”


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