ADESA Canada promotes 2 to VP roles

AuSM Canada Staff

ADESA announced Monday that it has promoted Eddy Cusan to vice president of commercial sales and Wesley Kent to the newly created position of vice president of programs and operations for ADESA Canada. In 2007, Cusan started as a program director at the Internet-based business-to-business automotive remarketing company... Read More

AuSM Canada Staff

Element Fleet Management has promoted Chris Gittens to serve as president of Canadian operations, the company announced Wednesday. Gittens succeeds Sebastien Blondin, who has taken on a strategic business development role with the Element Fleet Management corporate team. “Since 2012, the Canadian leadership... Read More

AutoCanada to acquire 1st Mazda dealership

AuSM Canada Staff

AutoCanada recently announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire 90 percent of the issued and outstanding shares of the Planete Mazda dealership, which has operated for nearly 30 years in the greater Montreal region on the north shore in Mirabel. The new purchase will be the first Mazda dealership for... Read More

Sarah Rubenoff , Correspondent

Jason McClenahan, chief operating officer at eBlock, has been in the auction industry his entire career. In fact, it’s the only job he’s ever had, the new COO of this growing digital auto auction company told AuSM Canada. McClenahan began his career with ADESA Vancouver when he was just 17. After... Read More

Sarah Rubenoff , Correspondent

Hyundai Auto Canada’s new certified pre-owned program, known as H Promise, was launched last year and is designed to be a product that adapts to its market environment. Joel Gregory, national sales manager for CPO and remarketing at Hyundai Auto Canada Corp., told AuSM Canada that Hyundai’s... Read More

AuSM Canada Staff

Dealertrack Canada announced Tuesday that the company has added the financial arm of the Nissan and Infiniti brands in Canada to its online credit application network. The new partnership enables Nissan and Infiniti dealers in Canada to now secure financing for customers from Nissan Canada... Read More

Canada Drives founder aims to help consumers, dealers

Joe Overby, Senior Editor

Cody Green was working at Saskatoon Hyundai some eight years ago when he started to notice a common challenge for consumers in the car-buying process. And that started the idea for what today is known as Canada Drives, a company that allows consumers to set up vehicle financing online before they head to the... Read More

NAFTA renegotiations could impact Canadian automakers

Sarah Rubenoff , Staff Writer

Record new-vehicle sales are boosting Canadian automaker’s performances. But that might not be the case for long. The Conference Board of Canada warned in a report that Canadian auto exports could be at risk under North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiations. The report, Canada’s Motor... Read More