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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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