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MICHAEL PIPER | Uniban Canada 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. Piper entered the automotive industry through a leading Calgary dealership group. As vice president of development, […]

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 […]

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AMIR FARROKH | SkillsCanada National Technical Committee for Autobody Repair Amir Farrokh, a technical trainer at Fix Network’s Blainville, Qu bec, training centre has been named the new chairman for the SkillsCanada National Technical Comittee for Autobody Repair. In the role, Farrokh will help to develop a testing framework for identifying talented autobody students and […]

Fortner’s Fortitude: LKQs Terry Fortner announces retirement, effective July

Toronto, Ontario — Terry Fortner, the long-time v-p of sales and marketing for LKQ has announced his retirement, effective at the end of July. Fortner, who gave 12 years of his career to LKQ, was initially brought on to develop relationships with the company’s corporate insurance partners and high-volume shops. President, Wholesale North America Operations […]

Party for a Planner: SEMA President and CEO to retire at end of January

Toronto, Ontario — Chris Kersting, a man who quite literally brought the auto industry together for more than 30 years of his career, will retire at the end of January. Kersting took over as CEO of SEMA in 2002 and is known for being instrumental in launching SEMA Data Co-op, the SEMA Garage and Emissions […]

New Role for Knavish: PPG appoints Tim Knavish COO, effective March

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — PPG has announced the appointment of Tim Knavish, who currently serves as executive vice president, as the company’s chief operating officer, effective March 1, 2022. The coatings company said Knavish will have executive oversight responsibility for all of PPG’s strategic business units and operating regions and for the information technology (IT), environment, health […]

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SCOTT TUCKER | UNI-SELECT Scott Tucker was named the new general manager of the paint, body and equipment (PBE) group for Uni-Select in mid-November. He will be responsible for managing the operations of Uni-Select’s PBE group, which includes FinishMaster stores, Plastique Royal and relationships with Uni-Select’s members. He will also work closely with the company’s […]

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SCOTT MEEHAN, FIX NETWORK Fix Network announced the appointment of Scott Meehan as Regional Vice President for Fix Network Quebec in late August. In his new role, Meehan—who touts 20+ years of experience as a strategic sales and customer relations leader, most recently with 3M Canada as Regional Sales Manager for Eastern Canada—will be responsible […]

The Donaldson Deal: CSN Collision Centres appoints new Senior Vice President

Toronto, Ontario — CSN Collision Centres announced Friday the appointment of former Enterprise Holdings Assistant Vice President/Sales, Sean Donaldson as CSN’s new senior vice president, effective Monday, August 16. Following a 25-year career at Enterprise, Donaldson enters the collision repair industry with a wealth of experience. In a press released issued Friday, CSN Collision Centres […]