Uni-Select announced that Brent Windom, currently president and chief operating officer, Canadian Automotive Group, has been appointed to the position of president and CEO, effective May 1.
Windom has more than 30 years of experience of “transformational change” in the automotive aftermarket, the company noted.
During his career, he has held various leadership roles and served as president and CEO of Auto Plus/Pep Boys. His previous experience includes the positions of president and COO 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,” said Michelle Cormier, chair of the board. “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. 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.”
Uni-Select is Boucherville, Québec-based distributor of automotive refinish and industrial paint and related products in North America, and a distributor of automotive aftermarket parts in Canada and the United Kingdom.
“I am honored to be taking on this new role and I feel privileged to be leading such a talented team,” Windom said. “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 is a member of the board of directors of the Automotive Industries Association of Canada. He also served on several industry boards in the United States, including the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation.