BOUCHERVILLE, QC, June 9, 2021 / CNW Telbec / – Uni-Sélect inc. (TSX: UNS) (“Uni-Select”) announces today that Brent Windom has decided to step down as President and Chief Executive Officer and President and Chief Operating Officer, Canadian Automotive Group, effective June 30, 2021 as well as a member of the board of directors. Brian McManus has been appointed to succeed him and will occupy the dual role of Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Uni-Select inc.
“In light of Brent’s decision, the board determined that it would be natural for Brian to take over the day-to-day operations of Uni-Select as CEO. We are very happy that he has decided to take on this additional role. smooth transition, Brent has agreed to remain as a consultant for a period of two years, ”said Michelle cormier, lead director of Uni-Select inc. “We thank Brent for his many years of loyal and dedicated service to Uni-Select,” concluded Ms. Cormier.
“I have spent over 20 years working at Uni-Select in various positions and through different business cycles and periods of transformation. I felt it was time for me to put my experience to good use by moving into an advisory role, ”said Brent Windom, President and Chief Executive Officer of Uni-Select inc.
“I would like to thank the Board of Directors for their confidence in my leadership and look forward to working with the management team to develop the strategy, grow the business and continue to create value. for the shareholders ”, declared Brian McManus, executive president, Uni-Select inc.
With more than 4,800 employees in Canada, in the United States and United Kingdom, Uni-Select is a leading distributor of automotive and industrial refinishing coatings and related products in North America, as well as a leader in the automotive aftermarket in Canada and in the United Kingdom, Uni-Select is headquartered at Boucherville, Quebec, Canada, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (UNS).
In Canada, Uni-Select supports more than 16,000 auto and body repair shops and more than 4,000 workshops through its auto repair / installation shop banners and auto repair banners. Its national network includes more than 1,000 independent customer locations and more than 75 corporate stores, many of which operate under the Uni-Select name BUMPER TO BUMPER®, AUTO PARTS PLUS® and FINISHMASTER® store banner programs.
In United States, Uni-Select, through its wholly owned subsidiary FinishMaster, Inc., operates a nationwide network of more than 145 auto repair stores operated by the company under the name FINISHMASTER® banner, which supports more than 30,000 customers per year.
In the UK and Ireland, Uni-Select, through its group of subsidiaries, Parts Alliance, is a major distributor of automotive parts that supports more than 20,000 customer accounts with a network of more than 170 corporate stores. www.uniselect.com
SOURCE Uni-Select Inc.
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