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July 19, 2016
ELEMENT FLEET MANAGEMENT APPOINTMENT
Eliot Bensel has been promoted to the role of Vice-President, Technical Sales and Advisory Services, at Element Fleet Management, within their Risk, Safety and Accident Management organization.
Bensel has been with Element for nearly 25 years and has held several leadership roles. His automotive industry experience includes stints at larger dealership chains. He holds accreditations including ICAR and ASE Master Technical certifications.
July 11, 2016
JACK CRAWFORD TAYLOR: APRIL 14, 1922 – JULY 2, 2016
Jack Crawford Taylor, founder of Enterprise Holdings Inc., has passed away at the age of 94. Taylor was a US Navy fighter pilot in World War II, and founded Enterprise in 1957 (then called Executive Leasing).
Jack Crawford Taylor.
“My father took a simple idea and created a great company,” said Andrew C. Taylor, Jack Taylor’s son and Enterprise Holdings’ current executive chairman. “We will miss him. But we will honor his memory every day as we live the values he instilled in our company – taking excellent care of our customers, encouraging and supporting each other and giving back to our communities.”
Taylor was born on April 14, 1922 in St. Louis, Missouri. He is survived by son Andrew C. Taylor, and daughter Jo Ann Taylor Kindle, five granddaughters, and two great-granddaughters.
Many members of the Taylor family are involved in EHI management. Andrew Taylor is the Executive Chairman, Jo Ann Taylor Kindle is the President of Enterprise Holdings Foundation, Christine Taylor (granddaughter of Jack Taylor) is Executive Vice-President and COO, and Carolyn Kindle-Betz (granddaughter of Jack Taylor) is Vice President and Executive Director – Enterprise Holdings Foundation.
For more on Jack Taylor visit: jacktaylorremembered.com.
June 13, 2016
CARPROOF NAMES NEW PRESIDENT
Mark Rousseau has been named President at CarProof. Rousseau will oversee ongoing efforts to expand the scope of information reported to CarProof, develop vehicle history products and grow awareness of the CarProof brand. He will report to Dick Raines, President of Carfax.
“Mark’s wealth of experience and industry knowledge will make him a key addition to the CarProof team,” said Raines. I’m confident that with Mark’s guidance the company will continue their tradition of helping Canadians make better decisions about the used cars they buy and sell.”
CarProof will continue to operate as a standalone company.
June 7, 2016
EMKAY NAMES MAINTENANCE ADVISOR
David Sanford has been named as Maintenance Advisor at EMKAY Inc. He will be responsible for the management and authorization of maintenance repairs and service work. Consulting with EMKAY’s clients on their maintenance policy and programs to optimize the use of their assets.
Sanford has over 20 years fleet management company experience, holding positions as maintenance technician, team lead and vendor analyst.
“I’m very excited to join the EMKAY team, the company has a terrific technology platform that allows for a great vendor experience,” said Sanford. “Delivering exceptional service to our suppliers and clients is the top priority for the maintenance team and it is great to be a part of.”
June 6, 2016
EMKAY INC NAMES VICE-PRESIDENT CLIENT SERVICE AND OPERATIONS
Greg Grant has been named Vice-President Client Service and Operations at EMKAY Inc. He will be responsible for leading the customer service and operations teams in Canada that support EMKAY’s strategic growth plans.
Grant has over 20 years experience in the fleet industry working at other major fleet management companies, holding positions in customer service and senior management.
“I am honored to be joining the great team at EMKAY. The company has a very sound business and service model, backed by outstanding technology and consulting tools,” said Grant. “The company has done a tremendous job investing in the business, our clients, supplier relations and our employees. I look forward to supporting the strategic plans of the business, delivering exceptional value to our clients and continuing on path that has made EMKAY so successful.”
June 6, 2016
SUBARU CANADA APPOINTMENT
Brigitte Lamoureux has been named to the position of Coordinator, Fleet (bilingual) at Subaru Canada Inc., (SCI).
She has been with SCI for just under a year in the customer experience department.
She has a background in customer service with Air Canada, preceded by a Sales, Business Mgmt. and Customer Care position at Harley Davidson.
She will be transitioning to the fleet department in June.
May 27, 2016
VOLVO CAR CANADA LTD NAMES MARKETING DIRECTOR
Mary McNeill has been named Marketing Director at Volvo Car Canada Ltd. McNeill will be responsible for global strategy execution in Canada, development of marketing activities supporting sales objectives, product launch execution, media planning, event management, public relations and implementation of digital and social media strategies for Volvo Canada.
McNeill has over 17 years of marketing experience including time with several automotive brands. McNeill has a Bachelor degree from York University and has completed executive marketing courses with Schulich School of Business.
May 18, 2016
HINO MOTORS CANADA NAMES NEW PRESIDENT
Yumiko Kawamura has been appointed as President of Hino Motors Canada, Ltd. Kawamura takes over from Shuichi Kaneko, who has been assigned to the role of General Manager of Hino Motors Ltd., Europe and Africa Division.
She has over 20 years of experience with Hino Motors, Ltd. (Japan) and maintains extensive knowledge of selling and marketing Hino products to the North American market. Most recently, Kawamura was Group Leader of the Asia Oceania Market for Hino Motors, Ltd.
May 16, 2016
ADESA MAKES APPOINTMENTS
Paul Lips has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer at ADESA U.S. He now leads the entire U.S. auction operations group, which is being realigned from two to four regional groups.
“At ADESA, we are continually developing new strategies to ensure our customers have the best auction experience possible. The launch of four regions in place of two will enable us to further satisfy our customers’ needs, and better leverage our resources and multiple assets at KAR Auction Services,” said Stéphane St-Hilaire, CEO and President, ADESA. “Paul is a proven innovator and leader who has consistently strengthened our operations since joining the company nearly two decades ago. His unique blend of financial and operational expertise will be essential to driving this exciting change.”
Lips has held a variety of management roles since joining ADESA in 1996, most recently as executive vice president of operations and finance.
As a result of the new realignment, two new regional vice presidents have been named.
Jay Hinchman, was named vice president of U.S. auction operations in the new Midwest region. Hinchman has more than 20 years of experience in the auto remarketing industry.
Geoff Parker was named regional vice president of U.S. auction operations in the new Mideast region. Parker started his ADESA career in 2003 as the national accounts manager for ADESA Dallas.
Doug Shore was named senior vice president of auction operations and will oversee new auction integration and capital allocation.
May 16, 2016
NEW PRESIDENT AT ISUZU COMMERCIAL TRUCK
Shaun C. Skinner, President of Isuzu Commercial Truck of Canada, will now become President of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. (ICTA). Most recently Skinner was Executive Vice-President and GM of ICTA. He replaces Hisao Sasaki, who will return to Isuzu Motors Limited in Japan.
“After a 29-year career with Isuzu and more than eight years as executive vice president and general manager of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Mr. Skinner is being promoted to drive our relationship with our dealers and our customers even closer as we look to become more market- and customer-focused in the future,” said Shigeji Sugimoto, Chairman, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America.
Skinner joined American Isuzu Motors Inc., in June 1987, and moved to the company’s commercial vehicle division in 2002.
“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work more closely with our dealers and our customers as we come off a record sales year and as we look forward to launching the exciting new FTR next year,” said Skinner.
May 12, 2016
ADESA CANADA MAKES MANAGEMENT CHANGES
Adesa Canada, business unit of KAR Auction Services, has made changes to its auction management teams at ADESA Ottawa, ADESA Toronto and ADESA Halifax.
Scott Rennie has been named GM at ADESA Ottawa. He has been with ADESA for a number of years, most recently as Assistant GM of ADESA Toronto.
Richard Kennedy has been named Assistant GM at ADESA Toronto. He has been with ADESA Toronto since 1999, serving in a variety of roles. He was most recently GM of ADESA Halifax.
Kennedy will also work with all Canadian auctions to ensure consistency and superior customer service experiences in arbitration matters as Director of Arbitration.
James Murphy has been named GM of ADESA Halifax. He has been with ADESA Halifax since 2006, and was most recently Assistant GM.
“Scott, Richard and James are all outstanding talents in the auction industry. Scott and Richard each have more than 20 years of experience providing premium auction service throughout Canada, and James’ contributions to ADESA Halifax during the past 10 years he has been there have made a positive and meaningful difference to our customers,” said Trevor Henderson, COO, ADESA Canada. “We are always working to strengthen our offerings to better support our robust, nationwide buyer base. Scott, Richard and James are all strong, innovative leaders who will help us consistently deliver excellent service not only in their respective major markets, but across our entire Canadian footprint.”
April 25, 2016
HYUNDAI CANADA MAKES APPOINTMENTS
Scott Campbell has been appointed Fleet and Remarketing Program Coordinator for Hyundai Canada. His responsibilities will be to support the continued expansion and development of Hyundai’s Fleet Services Department. Campbell has been with Hyundai since 2015, when he was named Traffic and Distribution Analyst for the Central Zone Operation.
Joel Gregory has been appointed Manager of Remarketing and Certified Pre-Owned.
Gregory has been in the Canadian automobile industry for 25 years. He has field sales and remarketing experience with an OEM and TD Auto Finance.
Both will be located at Hyundai Canada’s Head Office in Markham, Ontario.
April 18, 2016
RACEWAY AUTO GROUP NAMES FLEET MANAGER
Gordon and Reg Nimeck are proud to welcome Eric Jansson to the Raceway Auto Group representing Oakville and Galt Chrysler as Fleet Manager. He will apply his 20 plus years of experience in the automotive industry. Jansson looks forward to building a strong long lasting relationship to help secure any and all fleet needs.
April 8, 2016
MERCEDES-BENZ CANADA NAMES NEW PRESIDENT
Brian D. Fulton has been named President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada effective May 1, 2016, succeeding Gareth T. Joyce.
Brian D. Fulton.
Fulton is currently Vice President, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services (MBFS) and a member of the Daimler Financial Services (DFS) Americas region Operating Committee (OC). He will report to Dietmar Exler, President and CEO, MBUSA and NAFTA Regional Head.
“We are excited to welcome Brian in this important role. His hard work and extensive experience in several markets around the world, including Canada, will serve the Mercedes-Benz Canada organization, its dealers and its customers extremely well,” said Exler. “I take this opportunity to thank Gareth for a job well done. Despite his short sojourn at Mercedes-Benz Canada, he most definitely earned a huge amount of respect from his dealers and employees and managed to launch and implement important projects and programs. We all wish him well in his new endeavours.”
“I am thrilled to be coming back to Canada and honoured to be leading the great Mercedes-Benz Canada team which has been the driving force behind the company’s unprecedented growth over the past decade. In my previous tenure at Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Canada, I had the opportunity to work closely with Mercedes-Benz Canada colleagues,” said Fulton. “The relationship was very productive and many new customer-minded programs and processes were implemented during that time. Armed with this invaluable knowledge and the subsequent rewarding experiences in the various positions I have held, I very much look forward to building upon what my predecessors have accomplished since I left.”
April 8, 2016
ADESA NAMES VP HUMAN RESOURCES
J. Marty Nowlin has been named Vice-President of Human Resources at ADESA. Nowlin will also lead the company’s team of human resources professionals throughout North America.
J. Marty Nowlin.
“Marty is a veteran leader with a successful track record in the HR field and proven collaboration skills that will help take our company to the next level and ultimately achieve a high level of credibility as an effective and responsive business partner,” said Stéphane St-Hilaire, President and CEO, ADESA. “We are excited to welcome Marty to the team, and we are confident that he will be a positive driving force for our ADESA human resources operations throughout the United States.”
Nowlin will develop and execute all human resources strategies in support of the overall business plan and direction of the company. Responsibilities will include talent management, succession planning and the company’s training and development programs.
March 31, 2016
JIM PATTISON LEASE NAMES NEW PRESIDENT
Michael Rusch has been named to the role of President at Jim Pattison Lease.
Rusch has been with Jim Pattison Group since 1995 and with Jim Pattison Lease in increasing roles of responsibility since 2009, most recently as Chief Financial Officer. Rusch will contribute his expertise and industry knowledge to the strategic and operational direction of Jim Pattison Lease.
Rusch succeeds Steve Akazawa as President, who has been with the Company for over 30 years. In that time Jim Pattison Lease has grown into a national Canadian operation with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal.
Prior to Akazawa’s upcoming retirement, he will be leading the new partnership between Jim Pattison Lease and Location Park Avenue. Location Park Avenue is based in Montreal, Quebec and is one of the largest in-house long term vehicle leasing businesses in Quebec.
March 31, 2016
MAZDA CANADA NAMES NEW PRESIDENT
Masaharu Kondo has been named President at Mazda Canada Inc. (MCI), effective April 1, 2016. He takes over from Shusuke "Kory" Koreeda, who is moving to Mazda North American Operations.
Kondo has been with Mazda for 28 years in a variety of executive roles, most recently as Deputy General Manager of Global Sales & Marketing Division at Mazda Motor Corporation (MC),
"I would like to express my gratitude to Kory for his leadership and the contributions he has made to Mazda in Canada,” said Akira Marumoto, Executive Vice President; Assistant to President; Oversight of Operations in the Americas and Corporate Planning Domain for Mazda Motor Corporation. “I am confident that Kondo's wealth of international experience will ensure continued success in Canada and help take the company into the next phase of our global strategy."
March 31, 2016
CANADIAN BLACK BOOK NAMES NEW VICE PRESIDENT
Brian Murphy has been appointed as Vice-President of Research and Editorial at Canadian Black Book (CBB). Murphy takes over from Josh Bailey, effective April 12.
“Josh has been a mainstay at CBB for many years and his very valuable contributions will be missed. We wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors,” said Brad Rome, President, CBB.
Murphy has a wealth of automotive experience, with five years at J.D. Power, as well as holding product planning, pricing, market research and marketing/advertising management positions for two OEMs.
“As Canadian Black Book’s new lead analyst, Brian will direct internal CBB efforts to help media, stakeholders and industry keep a pulse on the foremost Canadian automotive trends, building on CBB’s 50-plus years as Canada’s leading vehicle values provider," said Rome. "His prior positions in product management and marketing in the telecommunications sector bode well for the continued expansion of CBB’s digital solutions and I know that Brian will play a significant role supporting the growth and evolution of our business into the future,” added Rome.
Murphy holds a Bachelor in Administrative and Commercial Studies from University of Western Ontario and a Master of Business Administration from McMaster University.
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