A Match for Maslack: Uni-Select enters definitive agreement to acquire Maslack Supply

Boucherville, Quebec — Quebec-based automotive giants Uni-Select announced on Monday that it has solidified plans to acquire Maslack Supply Limited, furthering the company’s expansion into Ontario. Over its 63 years in business, Maslack has grown from a small family-owned and operated auto parts supply company, to include 13 locations across Northern Ontario and more than […]

New to the Network: Colonial Garage & Distributors and affiliated companies to join Uni-Select network, per strategic agreement

Boucherville, Québec — Uni-Select Canada has entered a strategic agreement that will see Colonial Garage and Distributors Ltd. and its affiliated companies join Uni-Select’s Canadian network, the companies announced Tuesday. The Colonial Group was established almost 100 years ago and remains a family-owned and operated business today. As the largest privately-owned aftermarket auto parts supplier […]

Tuesday Ticker: May 10, 2022

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— In this weekly Tuesday Ticker, AutoCanada picks up two luxury dealerships in Ontario, teasing the potential to expand its collision services; Uni-Select reports a “strong start” to the year with its Q1 2022 financial results, and a Toronto-based parts maker sees big drops in net profits. Leaning on luxury AutoCanada added two […]

Up at Uni-Select: Company beats analyst estimates with Q4 2021 results

Boucherville, Quebec — Uni-Select reported its financial results for Q4 2021 last Friday, noting it “ended the year on a very strong note” with sales rising 9.3 percent to $400.2 million, ahead of the $394 million analysts had anticipated. Uni-Select’s net earnings for the quarter increased by $14.1 million to $9.0 million, while adjusted earnings […]

Selecting Scott: Uni-Select names Scott Tucker GM of paint, body and equipment

Toronto, Ontario — Uni-Select’s Canadian Automotive Group has welcomed a new face to the team as Scott Tucker joins the company as the new general manager of the paint, body and equipment (PBE) group. Canadian Automotive Group president and CEO Emilie Gaudet announced the staffing change last Thursday. “Scott has a great knowledge of the […]

FinishMaster’s Frontman: Michael Sylvester named new president, COO of FinishMaster Inc.

Toronto, Ontario — Uni-Select has nabbed former Stella-Jones senior v-p Michael Sylvester as the new president and COO of FinishMaster Inc. Sylvester made his name at Stella-Jones, engaging in strategic negotiations with clients and suppliers and establishing a proven track record in the realm of mergers and acquisitions. Brian McManus, executive chair and CEO of […]

Tuesday Ticker: August 10, 2021

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— This week, Uni-Select reports its second-quarter financial results, Toyota Canada claims record-breaking July sales numbers and U.S. President Joe Biden says he plans for 50 percent of the nation’s new vehicle sales to be electric. Uni-Select says up, up and away Uni-Select reported its second-quarter financial results last week, reporting “strong market […]

Go for Gaudet: Emile Gaudet named president of Canadian Automotive Group

Boucherville, Quebec – Uni-Select has appointed Emile Gaudet to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer, Canadian Automotive Group, effective July 1, 2021. During her employment at Uni-Select, Gaudet has held various roles. She was Chief Financial Officer at FinishMaster, and recently, became the Vice President of Corporate Finance. Later, she stepped in as […]

Wishing Windom Well: Uni-Select CEO Brent Windom announces forthcoming retirement

Boucherville, Quebec – Uni-Select Inc, the Canadian distributor of automotive refinish and industrial paint, announced Wednesday that Brent Windom would retire as president and chief executive officer of the group. Current Executive Chairman Brian McManus has been appointed as Mr. Windom’s successor and will hold the title of executive chairman and CEO. “Given Brent’s decision, […]