Auto components distributors appoint new CEO and COO
Auto Components Distributors (APDs) have introduced structural modifications, together with the brand new appointment of Zara Wishloff as CEO.
“Whereas some positions are altering, it is going to be clear to our workers and prospects,” Wishloff stated.
After 11 years with the corporate, Wishloff accomplished an acquisition from Don and Kim Schumacher. APD presently has 4 branches in Edmonton, Calgary, Lloydminster and Saskatoon. APD additionally sells the Flo-Professional product to prospects from coast to coast because the Canadian distributor of this efficiency exhaust line.
Derek Drews has invested within the enterprise and is becoming a member of him as a working accomplice in a brand new function of COO.
Drews has been out of the trade for just a few years, however returns with 18 years of automotive aftermarket expertise in gross sales and administration roles, beginning with Norwest / Fort Ignition, Warehouse Companies, Gabriel Aftermarket, Dana Company and Napa / Traction in Fort McMurray.
Drews holds a Journeyman Pink Seal Components Technician Commerce Certificates, a Blue Seal Enterprise Basic Commerce designation, a Enterprise Administration diploma from NAIT, and a Provide Chain Administration Skilled (SCMP) designation.
“Derek and I’ve labored properly collectively prior to now, and I am delighted to see him be part of our present workforce of execs,” Wishloff added. “We now have an excellent group of staff with a tradition of onerous work and play. We now have enjoyable whereas rising with our wholesale base. “
Rod Newlove additionally introduced a “semi-retired” function. Newlove will stay as VP, particular tasks with diminished hours.
“Rod Newlove performed an vital function within the ODA turnaround as president. He has been a mentor and a buddy and has helped me immensely in reaching my purpose of with the ability to purchase the enterprise that Schumacher had constructed, ”Wishloff stated. “Rod is an completed skilled and I’m pleased together with his new function. I need to make it clear that Rod’s retirement plan was in movement, no matter this acquisition. Rod and APD stability a switch of duty and time, and can modify the workload to one another within the years to come back. “