Union Upheaval: Jerry Dias retires as Unifor president amid health concerns

Toronto, Ontario — The Canadian auto industry bid farewell to a long-time labour advocate on Wednesday, as Unifor National president Jerry Dias announced his retirement amid ongoing personal health concerns. Unifor’s National Executive Board was contacted by Dias on Friday, informing them of his immediate retirement. He had been on medical leave since Feb. 6. […]

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 […]