Auto Remarketing Canada Editor
During awards ceremonies today at the 2014 Auto Remarketing Canada conference held at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, this year's Dealer of the Year and Remarketer of the Year were announced.
The 2014 Auto Remarketing Canada Conference, presented by CarProof, offers attendees the opportunity to honor outstanding members of the industry.
The 2014 Auto Remarketing Canada Dealer of the Year Award, sponsored by Equifax, goes to Andrew Lennox, general manager of H.J. Pfaff Volkswagen.
The 2014 Auto Remarketing Canada Remarketer of the Year Award, sponsored by IARA, goes to Doug Collis, remarketing sales manager at Ford Motor Co. of Canada.
“The industry awards segment has become one of the most rewarding things we do in and around the conference. The executives nominated and those selected and honored as Remarketer of the Year and a Dealer of the Year truly represent all that is good and valuable within the used-car industry,” said Bill Zadeits, conference chair. “Auto Remarketing Canada, along with the Dealer of the Year sponsor Equifax, and Remarketer of the Year sponsor IARA, is very pleased to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of dealers and executives who have made, and continue to make significant professional contributions to the pre-owned industry.”
The Auto Remarketing Canada Dealer of the Year Award, presented by Equifax, recognizes operational and sales excellence within the used car and pre-owned business. This award is given to a dealer that is an innovator and a leader and a business that has undoubtedly left their mark on the automotive industry. This dealer will have played an active role in shaping the Canadian used-car industry into what it is today.
Equifax, sponsor of this year’s Dealer of the Year Award, commented on the award, noting: “It is a great opportunity to honor one of Canada’s best and brightest dealers. The automotive sales industry in Canada is what it is today in part because of the innovation and dedication of dealers such as Lennox.”
The Auto Remarketing Canada Remarketer of the Year Award, presented by IARA, recognizes an outstanding leader in the Canadian used-car and remarketing industry. This award is given to a Canadian auto remarketer that continually exceeds expectations through dedication, integrity, hard work and thoughtful leadership. This auto remarketer will have played an active role in shaping the Canadian used-car industry into what it is today.
In 2013, Auto Remarketing Canada presented its inaugural Remarketer of the Year and Dealer of the Year awards.
Last year’s recipient of the Remarketer of the Year award was John Carere, national remarketing manager for RBC Royal Bank Automotive Finance.
Auto Remarketing Canada’s first Dealer of the Year was Amin Tejani, vice president of dealer operations, Weins Canada.