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November 21, 2014
Canadian-born Stephen K. Carlisle has been appointed President and Managing Director for General Motors Canada. Carlisle replaces retiring Kevin W. Williams.
Stephen K. Carlisle.
Most recently, Carlisle was Vice-President Global Product Planning and Program Management in the United States. He has also been VP U.S. Sales Operations, and served as President and Managing Director, GM South East Asia Operations. Carlisle will report to Alan Batey, President, GM North America. He began his GM career as a co-op student at Oshawa Truck Assembly Centre in 1982
“I’m honoured to have the opportunity to return to Canada and build on the winning foundation established by Kevin and the team over the past four years,” said Carlisle. “Having worked intensely on GM’s world-leading new products and technology strategies, I am excited to bring my enthusiasm and product focus to Canada. I look forward to working with our employees, dealers and other key stakeholders to continue to build an organization that puts the customer at the centre of everything we do.”
Williams held the position of President GM Canada since 2010; he will retire effective December 31, 2014. Williams has been with GM since 1983, as has had responsibilities in manufacturing, supplier quality and development, purchasing and service and parts operations in several GM locations around the globe including Canada, Mexico, Germany, and the United States.
"I'd like to thank Kevin for his leadership and significant contributions throughout a long and distinguished career with GM," said Mary Barra, CEO, General Motors Company. "In his most recent assignment, Kevin helped rebuild GM Canada after one of our most challenging periods and has established a solid foundation for growth into the future."
Carlisle was born in Woodstock, Ontario and received a bachelor of applied science degree in systems design engineering from the University of Waterloo. He also has a master’s degree in business administration from the Sloan School of Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
November 21, 2014
Manheim Montreal’s Assistant General Manager Christina St-Germain has been promoted to General Manager.
“A key part developing talent and creating a great customer experience is to have the right leaders in place,” said Mike McKinney, RVP, East Region Operations. “We are excited to promote Christina, an experienced and talented individual who has delivered strong business results and will continue to help us and our customers further prosper.”
Christina served as Quebec regional manager for DMT Development Systems Group of Winnipeg, Manitoba, from 2011-13.
Manheim Montreal is located at 715, rue Dubois in St Eustache, Quebec.
November 10, 2014
Derek Wcislo and Vanessa Timariu have been appointed to positions of Account Executives at Foss National Leasing.
Wcislo was with Enterprise-Rent-A-Car as manager of a flagship location. He been recognized for his achievements in customer service, sales growth and increased operating profit. Wcislo has a history of fleet growth with the company.
Timariu brings experience in sales and account management; she has consistently expanded her account portfolio and exceeded yearly sales targets.
October 29, 2014
Michael Cole has been named Vice-President Canada and Northern Region Trustee for NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA), replacing Pedro Miranda. Cole has been with NAFA since 2007, and was most recently Chair of the Ontario chapter.
"Michael Cole has quickly shown the enthusiasm and determination required to move NAFA forward within the Ontario Chapter," said Phillip E. Russo, CAE, CEO, NAFA. "I am confident that he will represent our Canadian members well on the NAFA Board of Trustees (BOT) as well as contribute to leading the Association as Vice President for Canada. I look forward to his perspective on subjects that impact the whole of North America, as well as being an envoy as NAFA moves toward a leading position in the international fleet community."
Cole is presently Team Lead Strategic, for the Government of Ontario Fleet Management Centre. He has been with the Ontario Government since 2006 and helped to create and implement Ontario’s green fleet strategy.
“I’m a firm believer that ideas foster ideas,” said Cole. “I hope that my enthusiasm for fleet management will be shared, and as we move forward we can advance fleet management not only in Canada, but throughout North America and internationally.”
October 28, 2014
Joe Foster has been named Midwest National Sales Manager and Jesse Hopperstad as National Sales Manager for the Western region at Auto Truck Group. Bill Carey, has been promoted to National Strategic Account Manager. Lisa Morales will continue as Northeast National Sales Manager.
“Lisa, Joe, Jesse, and Bill bring deep and relevant experience to their new sales roles at Auto Truck Group," states Dennis Jones, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "These positions reinforce our commitment to our valued work truck upfit customers across the continent."
Sean Otterberg, Manager, Special Projects, and Brian Swat, Van Sales Specialist, will head up sales for Auto Truck's van product lines. Moving forward, all fleet sales positions will now report to Corey Stanley, Director, National Account Fleet Sales.
October 14, 2014
Bill Goodwin has been named Director of Business Development at CARSTAR Automotive Canada inc., in his new position he will be responsible for leading CARSTAR’S business development strategies and team, working closely with regional directors and managers across the country.
Goodwin has been involved with the automotive and fleet industry for more than 20 years and has held senior management positions with a North American fleet management company.
October 7, 2014
Stewart Pinos has been named Chief Commercial Officer at BSM Technologies Inc. a provider of fleet management, fleet diagnostics, remote monitoring, and automated vehicle security systems.
"This is an exciting time for BSM and we are very pleased to have Stewart join our organization and serve on our executive leadership team," said Aly Rahemtulla, President and CEO, BSM. "Stewart is a results oriented innovative sales and marketing executive with a proven track record of success. We look forward to his contributions to our business and future success."
Pinos has over years experience in senior sales and marketing roles in North America and Europe. Most recently, he was the Vice-President of Sales and Marketing at the SCI Group Inc.
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