Following a few moves on its board of directors this spring and into early summer, AutoCanada announced on Tuesday the appointment of Michael Rawluk as group president, as well as the resignation of senior vice president and chief operations officer Mark Warsaba. 

AutoCanada said that it thanks Warsaba for his years of service. 

Rawluk joins the group, following his most recent role as chief operating officer of Birchwood Automotive Group's 22 dealerships in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

“We are very excited to have Michael join AutoCanada,” chief executive officer Steven Landry said in a news release announcing Rawluk’s appointment. “Michael's unique operational experience and skill-set will be invaluable as we work towards fully integrating our stores to unlock the value within each store as well as that associated with our scale.”

In his new role, Rawluk will head AutoCanada dealership operations, in addition to other related business intelligence, marketing and human resources functions, according to the group.

“We are delighted to welcome Michael to AutoCanada,” AutoCanada board chairman Paul Antony said in a news release.

“AutoCanada has rapidly grown since its founding, and we will continue to selectively acquire stores that fit our criteria for excellent performance and enable us to further diversify our brand portfolio and geographic reach. However, the company has yet to attain its goals for superior operational performance and Michael will help us build out the operational muscle within AutoCanada.

“We look forward to seeing Michael's proven track record in managing a large and diversified group of dealerships translate into operational excellence for AutoCanada,”  said Antony, the former CARPROOF CEO who was named AutoCanada board chair last month.