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AutoCanada Nominates Steve Carlisle and Christopher Harris to Board of Directors

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AutoCanada Inc., a multi-location North American automobile dealership group, announced that Steve Carlisle and Christopher Harris have been nominated for election to its Board of Directors at the Company’s 2024 Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held on May 2, 2024.

Steve Carlisle recently retired from his position as Executive Vice President and President of General Motors North America, after more than four decades with General Motors. Before leading General Motors North America, Steve had been Senior Vice President and President of Cadillac and President and Managing Director, General Motors of Canada. Throughout his career with General Motors, Steve has held other senior leadership positions, including Vice President, Global Product Planning, Vice President, U.S. Sales Operations, and President, Southeast Asia Operations. Steve obtained his Master of Business Administration from the MIT Sloan School of Management and his Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Waterloo.

Christopher Harris is currently a Partner at Imperial Capital, a private equity firm based in Toronto, Ontario focusing on healthcare, business and consumer services investments. Chris has significant experience in investments involving fragmented sector consolidations such as express car washes and environmental consulting. Chris joined Imperial Capital in 2007 from KPMG where he worked in the M&A Transaction Services department. Chris obtained his Master of Business Administration from the University of Oxford and his Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University. He is also a Chartered Professional Accountant.

“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,” said Paul Antony, Executive Chair.

Current directors Paul Antony, Rhonda English, Stephen Green, Barry James and Elias Olmeta have been nominated for re-election as directors, while Dennis DesRosiers and Lee Matheson will be retiring from their positions. “We would like to thank Dennis and Lee for their years of dedicated service to AutoCanada. Their guidance has been invaluable while the Company has evolved and grown,” said Paul Antony, Executive Chair.

 

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