AutoCanada announced late last month that it has nominated former General Motors North America president Steve Carlisle as well as Imperial Capital partner Christopher Harris for election to its board of directors.

The election will be held at the company’s shareholder meeting on May 2.

Carlisle spent more than four decades with GM, recently retiring as executive vice president and president of GM North America.

His time with GM also included roles as senior VP and president of Cadillac; president and managing director for GM of Canada; and other senior leadership posts.

Before joining Imperial Capital in 2007, Harris worked in KPMG’s M&A transaction services department.

AutoCanada directors Dennis DesRosiers and Lee Matheson are retiring from the board, while current directors Paul Antony, Rhonda English, Stephen Green, Barry James and Elias Olmeta were nominated for re-election.

Antony, who is the company’s executive chair, said in the release: “We are very excited to welcome Steve and Chris to our board of directors. Steve brings extensive and unparalleled OEM experience and strategic acumen, offering invaluable guidance during a period of industry transformation, while bringing the perspective of our most important business partners to the boardroom.

“Chris’ expertise in multi-site consolidation roll-up investments and financial prowess provides essential guidance for managing our growth trajectory,” he said.