Discussing real issues with the professionals who drive the aftermarket.
AIA Canada’s chairman of the board, Susan Hitchon, presents , a video podcast series that gives industry professionals a forum to talk about the issues important to the Canadian aftermarket with the people who make things happen.
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You can watch all the Curbside Chat episodes here:
October 19, 2020
Guest: Malcolm Sissmore, VP Sales for Delphi Technologies
Curbside Chat returned in October, with host Susan Hitchon welcoming special guest Malcolm Sissmore, North American vice president sales of Delphi Technologies. Malcolm and Susan talked at length about what emerging vehicle technology means for the aftermarket.
Malcolm Sissmore is the Delphi Technologies Aftermarket Sales Vice President for North America. Mr. Sissmore began his Delphi career in 2008 as the Canadian country director for the North American aftermarket operation. He combines more than 30 years of global automotive aftermarket industry experience, including operations and sales & marketing management roles, within multiple-channel models across a diverse set of international companies.
July 29, 2020
Guest: Steve Leal, President and CEO of Fix Network World
Curbside Chat continued its series of discussions, with host Susan Hitchon welcoming special guest Steve Leal, president and CEO of Fix Network World. Steve and Susan spoke about shop certification and its importance in providing safety and peace of mind to Canadian vehicle owners.
Steve Leal is the President and CEO of Fix Network World. With more than fifteen years of experience at Fix Auto, starting as a franchise owner and working his way up leading the company, Steve has wealth of insight and intel to share on Curbside Chat.
June 12, 2020
Guest: Brad Cochrane, NAPA Auto Parts
Curbside Chat kicks off with an in-depth conversation with Brad Cochrane, past chairman of the Young Professionals in the Aftermarket (YPA) Committee. Brad and Susan discussed the YPA program, the role young leaders play in the aftermarket industry, along with the importance of recruiting and retaining talent to maintain a strong industry workforce.
Brad Cochrane is the Director of Sales Operations for NAPA Auto Parts. He is also the past chair of the AIA Young Professionals in the Aftermarket (YPA) committee.
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