The Quebec Division of the Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada is proud to announce the appointment of four new division steering committee members from various sectors of the automotive industry.
Following a call for nominations, four people were referred by members of the division steering committee. Candidates representing parts stores and auto shop owners were being sought, to provide guidance on different projects to ensure that they fit the needs of the industry. A representative of the parts manufacturing sector was also needed to replace an outgoing member.
We congratulate our four new members, presented below, and thank them for sharing their knowledge and experience so that the steering committee can continue its mission.
Elisabeth Lambert, co-owner of Auto Parts Joliette Inc. Ms. Lambert has developed very good relations with the l’Argile training center in Joliette and has helped organize employment fairs. She strives to encourage the next generation to work in the aftermarket industry, lending a helping hand to the workshops of his region in their search for mechanics.
Steve Oborne, owner of the Oborne Service 2012 Inc. Mr. Oborne is first and foremost an outstanding technician always on the lookout for the knowledge needed to excel at his job. He recently completed training in electric and hybrid vehicles. He has served on the Automotive Service Providers Committee of AIA Canada, as a judge at the Provincial Olympics of Automotive Engineering Trades and Technologies, and is currently an Automotive Columnist for the magazine Le Garagiste.
Marie-Ange Cloutier, co-owner of Garage Martin Chagnon Inc. Since acquiring the garage with Martin Chagnon six years ago, Marie-Ange has been deeply involved in the aftermarket industry. She has been active on her franchise’s marketing committee for almost 5 years. In 2017, her company won the Gala Napoleon of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Drummond (CCID) in the trade and service category.
Frank Tonon, product improvement manager, engine management system at Spectra Premium. Mr. Tonon holds a 1st class certificate in mechanics and ASE certification. He began his career as a technician and then shop foreman. He worked for four years as superintendent of mobile and mining equipment in West Africa. Passionate about training, he was a technical trainer for more than thirty year. He started at Spectra Premium as a training director and has held a number of positions with the company.