Uni-Select has announced the appointment of Brent Windom to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective May 1, 2019.
Windom currently holds the position of President and Chief Operating Officer of the Canadian Automotive Group. He brings with him more than 30 years of automotive aftermarket industry experience to his new role. He has previously served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Auto Plus ǀ Pep Boys. He has also worked as President and Chief Operating Officer of Uni‑Select USA; Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing for the North American operations of Uni-Select; Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing of Uni-Select USA; and Vice President of Marketing and Merchandising for Middle Atlantic Warehouse Distributor.
“Brent Windom has a profound understanding and unparalleled knowledge of both Uni-Select and the industry in which we evolve. He has demonstrated strong leadership capabilities over the years and his skill set is in perfect alignment with what the organization requires during its transformation. We are delighted to have him on board in this capacity,” says Michelle Cormier, Chair of the Board. “On behalf of my fellow Board members, I would also like to thank André Courville for his immense dedication and contribution during his mandate as Interim President and CEO.”
“I am honoured to be taking on this new role and I feel privileged to be leading such a talented team,” says Brent Windom. “As our industry is undergoing structural changes, this period also represents a pivotal moment in the history of Uni-Select. I intend to work in close collaboration with my colleagues in the Management team as we deploy our strategic initiatives, continue to focus on operational excellence and support the growth of our customers.”
Windom also serves as a member of the Automotive Industries Association of Canada’s (AIA Canada) Board of Directors. He has additionally worked on several industry boards in the U.S., including the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) and the Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF), among others.