In Memoriam: Jeff Silver, I-CAR leader responsible for Canadian expansion, dies

Toronto, Ontario — The American and Canadian collision repair communities are saddened to hear about the passing of Jeff Silver, who died on Friday at the age of 80. According to John Van Alstyne, CEO of I-CAR, Jeff was a pioneer for education in the collision repair industry and helped expand the company into Canada […]

In Memoriam: Jacques Lavigne of Intact Auto Insurance

Montreal, Quebec –– Jacques Lavigne, longtime member of Canada’s automotive aftermarket through Intact Auto Insurance, has died. He was 67. Lavigne died on September 14, 2021. He was an instrumental force in the creation of Intact Insurance’s Rely Shop network and an active member of the sector. The Lavigne family will be hosting a service […]

In Memoriam: Richard Bannister, founder of RS Finishing Systems

Toronto, Ontario — Richard Bannister, the founder of RS Finishing Systems, passed away last Friday, August 13 with family by his side after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Richard (Dick) Bannister was a well-known face in the industry, having come from Spraybake UK to Canada in 1986 and launching the Aurora, Ontario-based RS Finishing Systems […]

In Memoriam: James David Power III, founder of J.D. Power

Toronto, Ontario — J.D. Power has announced the death of its founder and retired chairman, James David Power III, who died this weekend at the age of 89. “The world has lost a true pioneer and we have lost a visionary spirit that has continued to inspire, inform and galvanize our company’s growth for over 50 […]