Vast-Auto Distribution 2024 Convention: Gear Up!

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Photos Chantal Viens et Michel Beaunoyer

Vast-Auto Distribution held it’s annual convention this past weekend from February 22-23.

This year, the meeting occurred at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth in Montreal. More than 650 people participated from parts stores, repair shops, suppliers and Vast Auto Distribution team members. Attendees enjoyed several presentations regarding the new Parts City Auto Parts program for stores and the new Certified Auto Repair program for repair shops. Participants also attended many other seminars with respect to M 360 Mechanic, Auto Mecano and OCTO Auto Service Plus. Over 80 vendors were exhibiting their products at the Friday night trade show.

Team members of O’Reilly Auto Parts, including Chief Executive Officer Brad Beckham, attended the conference. This allowed attendees to share ideas with the O’Reilly leaders. During the event, the team also revealed their new brand image and programs, as well as the transition plan for new banners.

On Saturday evening, everyone gathered for the gala evening, during which several prizes were awarded. The evening’s grand prize, a Mitsubishi Mirage ES—2024 in the banner’s colours, was won by the owners of M 360 Mechanic Alma, Jean-François and Gabriel Bolduc.

The evening also provided an opportunity to honour the nominees and lucky winners in various categories, including:

Vast-Auto Distribution Stores of the Year in Quebec (tie):

  • Perry Auto Laval – Perry Wener
  • Distribution BAMM – Martin Boulet

Vast-Auto Distribution Store of the Year in Ontario:

  • Robins Auto Parts – Kulvir Singh and Jagvarinder Singh Dhaliwal

Vast-Auto Distribution Store of the Year in Atlantic:

  • Atlantic Auto Parts Resource Inc – Scott Langin

Vast-Auto Distribution Repair Shop of the Year:

  • Pneus Varennes Inc. – Jean-Pierre Lavigne and Paul Péloquin

Auto Mecano Shop of the Year:

  • Centre de Mécanique LGM – Guy Villeneuve

OCTO Auto Service Plus Shop of the Year:

  • Atelier Mécanique Stéphane Lemire – Stéphane Lemire

M 360 Mechanic Shop of the Year:

  • M 360 Mechanic Mont-Laurier – Martin Gauthier

Supplier of the Year:

  • FCS Automotive

Manufacturing Representative of the Year in Quebec:

  • Dorman Products – Éric Normandin

Manufacturing Representative of the Year in Ontario:

  • Grant Brothers Sales – Troy Snider

Manufacturing Representative of the Year in Atlantic:

  • Valvoline – Kelly Thompson

The Vast-Auto Distribution team would like to thank all participants for attending. See you in 2025!


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