In Memoriam: Randy Sarchuk, 1960-2022

Regina, Saskatchewan — Randall “Randy” Sarchuk, automotive painter and former paint rep for Reineking Paint and Color Compass, has died. Randy’s family announced his untimely passing last Friday; he died on March 12, 2022, at 61 years old. Randy was a longtime member of the automotive aftermarket and a familiar face to collision repairers in […]

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 […]