Joe Overby, Senior Editor

Pardon my cliche: To understand what’s in store for the Canadian remarketing business, you need to look back at the recent past. For instance, this spring, I attended my first AuSM Canada conference in five years.  Aside from the growth in attendance numbers (major props to my colleagues on our... Read More

Ben Sutherland, Canada Drives

Times have changed for Canadian car dealerships. From the generational switch in car buying to the impact of technology in the auto industry and the heightened percentage of subprime car buyers. Dealerships need to ask themselves more than ever how their subprime department is doing. The Chartered Professional... Read More

AuSM Canada Staff

The Policaro Automotive Family announced the appointment of Francesco Policaro as the company's new chief executive officer Wednesday. Francesco brings over 20 years of experience with the company to his new role. Francesco began his career as a part-time vehicle detailer at the age of 11 and has since held... Read More

AuSM Canada Staff

Kia Canada and CARPROOF recently announced that in an effort to make used-car transactions more transparent, all vehicles in Kia’s CPO program must now qualify for the CARPROOF Top Condition badge found on the company’s VHRs. Kia Canada CPO vehicles have to meet CARPROOF’s strict safety and condition... Read More

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