Rick Tong honoured for decade of service with Uniparts O.E.M. Canada
Story by ALLISON ROGERS and MIKE KAPLANIAK
Achievement and success do not happen by accident. Being in the collision industry, you could say accidents help; but in the case of Rick Tong at Uniparts O.E.M. Canada, it was all hard work and dedication.
Uniparts O.E.M. Canada Inc. says it is fortunate to have a strong team. When Uniparts first expanded West of Quebec and Eastern Ontario in 2013, Mike Kaplaniak— now president of Uniparts—began to build a team with Rick Tong. Together, they built the foundation of what Uniparts O.E.M. Canada is today.
Join Collision Repair magazine and Uniparts O.E.M. in congratulating Rick on his significant milestone in reaching this anniversary with Uniparts.
“People are, and always will be the greatest asset,” says the Uniparts team. “Rick, please know that you are an important member of our team and your abilities and contributions will be an important part of our continued success.
Thank you for all that you do and please accept our good wishes on this, your 10-year anniversary with Uniparts. We honor you for the part you play in maintaining our integrity, performance and commitment to service excellence.”
“Since day one Rick has developed strong and substantial relationships with his customers and dealers.” says Mike Kaplaniak. “Over the last 10 years, I have heard consistently from Rick’s customers about the quality of his character and the integrity he displays in his work. The one thing they all say: ‘Rick is a man of his word.’”
Today, Uniparts has more than 180 dealers in its network, serving over 680 customers across Ontario, Alberta and BC. And together with Unipiece O.E.M., services more than 1,600 customers through over 380 dealers. The company has long served the Canadian industry and is celebrating its 25-year anniversary in 2023.
Uniparts O.E.M. represents all major brands of OE dealers from Acura to Volvo across Canada. Uniparts offers collision centres a one stop shop service for all their OEM parts needs, from account set up, negotiation, to back-order parts searches.
“We are the bodyshops’ complete OEM parts management solution with the highest level of service possible,” says the company. For more information, visit unipartsoem.com.