New Board Changes Announced for Fix Auto

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Steve Leal, President & CEO of Fix Auto has announced new changes to the firm’s Board of Directors.
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Steve Leal, President and CEO of Fix Auto Canada and Fix Auto World, has announced Fix Auto’s new Board of Directors.

In regards to the board changes, Leal said, “we have recently accepted a minority equity investment from la Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, which has laid the groundwork for Fix Auto to pursue new growth strategies, both within Canada and internationally.”

As part of this restructuring, Guy Bessette and Manon Duplantie are no longer involved with the board or Fix Auto, while new members have joined the Board of Directors. The new members in question are:

Jorge Arruda, whose career has spanned 31 years in the Property and Casualty insurance industry. Over an 18-year period, Arruda has held number of key executive roles with one of Canada’s largest Property and Casualty organizations. Arruda’s executive leadership portfolio includes; claims, sales and marketing, underwriting, and most recently as the Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy. His business experience also includes corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and leading large-scale business transformations.

Stéphane Léveillé, who is currently Senior Director of private equity, mid-market Québec, at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. A seasoned manager and entrepreneur, Léveillé has more than 20 years of experience in financial management, mergers and acquisitions and private equity placement, having worked with companies in both expansion and turnaround situations. Léveillé started his career within Intrawest as the Director of Financial Investment planning for the first 2 phases of development at Tremblant, and subsequently joined Transat A.T. where he was responsible for merger and acquisition activities.  He has also launched and sold two companies.

Daniel Hogg, who will remain as a key member of Fix Auto’s Board of Directors, and brings a host of financial experience that includes holding top finance roles at Queen’s University, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board of Ontario, and Unisys Canada.

Steve Leal, who has assumed responsibility as Chairman of the Board of Directors, and will continue to play an active role in steering Fix Auto Canada and Fix Auto World down the rights paths to grow the brand and the network in Canada and globally. Leal’s economics background and industry experience have helped shape a unique strategy for Fix Auto, based on leveraging the agility and entrepreneurial spirit of Fix Auto’s members to fuel rapid growth and lead the global collision repair industry.

A fifth board member has been selected and will be officially announced in early 2016.

Steve Leal notes in reference to the new board members; “we are privileged to have such a talented and experienced board to help guide Fix Auto through exciting times ahead.”

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