Movin’ On Up: John Cappella appointed as new President and CEO of Porsche Canada

Toronto, Ontario — John Capella was appointed as the new CEO and president of Porsche Cars Canada (PCC) on Thursday and will take over the position from Marc Ouayoun effective Sept. 1. Ouayoun is not leaving the company, but pivoting to a new role under the Volkswagen brand. Cappella succeeds qualified executive Ouayoun in this […]

Piper’s Promotion: Michael Piper named VP of Development for Uniban Canada

Laval, Quebec — Uniban Canada has announced the appointment of Michael Piper as vice president of development. Having spent many years in the collision repair industry, Piper brings a wide range of practical leadership experience, said Uniban. He has held various key positions in both operations and development, in addition to being a leader in […]

Charles in Charge: Progi appoints Charles Aubry major account manager of auto paint

Trois-Rivières, Québec — Québec-based automotive IT firm, Progi, is pleased to announce that Charles Aubry has been appointed to the position of major account manager for automotive paint companies in Canada and abroad, according to a press release from last week. Having only joined the team at Progi three years ago, Aubry quickly climbed the […]

Four Square: Cox Automotive Canada announces additions to senior leadership team

Mississauga, Ontario — Cox Automotive Canada is bringing out the big guns with the appointment of four industry experts to its senior leadership team, according to a press release from Monday. Laurent Villanueva, Paula Rietta, Ray Ramotar and Brian Murphy are the latest to join the team at Cox Automotive and will report directly to […]

Meet Marianne Matichuk: CAA announces newest board of directors member

Ottawa, Ontario — The newest appointment to CAA North & East Ontario (CAANEO) board of directors is one Marianne Matichuk, a Greater Sudbury resident with an extensive background in health and safety.  CAANEO provides emergency roadside assistance to over 300,000 residents in its designated region, and is part of a wider network of clubs across […]

LKQ promotes Terry Fortner to VP of Insurance, Sales and Marketing

By CRM Staff Chicago, Illinois — December 19, 2017 — Terry Fortner has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Insurance, Sales and Marketing at the LKQ Corporation. Previously he was Vice President of Corporate Accounts leading the oversight of key accounts including insurance and collision repair. Fortner will lead the formation of […]

Axalta appoints Joseph F. McDougall as President, Global Refinish

Joseph McDougall has been named President of Axalta’s Global Refinish division. He joined the company in 2013 as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — September 25, 2017 — Joseph F. McDougall has been named Senior Vice President and President, Global Refinish at Axalta Coating Systems. In this new role at the company, McDougall will be responsible for Axalta’s global refinish business. “Joe brings a unique set of skills to this new position at Axalta including a […]

Debbie Day joins Mitchell as GM of Auto Physical Damage business unit

Debbie Day.

San Diego, California — May 3, 2016 — Mitchell International has announced Debbie Day has joined the company’s Auto Physical Damage (APD) business unit as its General Manager. Day joins the company with over 19 years of technology strategy and operations experience, most recently as Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President at ClosingCorp, in […]

CSN appoints Kari Barton as Alberta Regional Manager

Kari Barton.

Toronto, Ontario — April 8, 2016 — CSN Collision Centres has announced that Kari Barton has joined the organization as CSN’s Alberta Regional Manager, adding further experience and expertise to its Western region. Barton has been working in the collision industry for the last three years in a business development role. She also 20 years […]

BASF appoints Denise Kingstrom as North American Distribution Director

Denise Kingstrom.

Florham Park, New Jersey — February 17, 2016 — Paul Whittleston, Vice President BASF Automotive Refinish North America, recently announced the appointment of Denise Kingstrom has been appointed North America Distribution Director for BASF Automotive Refinish. The appointment was announced by Vice President Paul Whittleston. “In line with our strategy to grow market share, Denise […]