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Uni-Select has announced the appointment of Bill Hay as Regional Vice President, Ontario Division; Automotive Canada.
(Photo: Huw Evans)

Uni-Select has announced the appointment of Brendan O’Brien as Regional Vice President, Atlantic Division and Bill Hay as Regional Vice President, Ontario Division; Automotive Canada.

Hay will assume his new role effective March 1, based at Uni-Select’s Ontario Regional Office in Brampton, while O’Brien who will assume his new position effective, March 14, will be based at Uni-Select’s New Brunswick Regional Office in Moncton.

O’Brien joined Uni-Select in 1992 as General Manager, Uni-Select Western Division, following 12 years working in the oil and gas sector.

In 1999 O’Brien was appointed Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Uni-Select Canada, until 2000, when he left to pursue other opportunities.

O’Brien returned to Uni-Select in 2006 as General Manager, Uni-Select Ontario Division, until 2014 when he was named Regional Vice President, Ontario Division.

Hay joins Uni-Select having spent over 30 years with DAYCO Canada Corporation, a recognized global leader in the field of research, design, manufacturing and distribution of essential engine products, drive systems and services for automobiles, trucks, construction and agricultural equipment. Hay has held a variety of leadership roles at DAYCO Canada including Regional Sales Manager, Manager National Accounts, National Sales Manager and Vice President, Sales.

Regarding O’Brien’s appointment, Marc Brazeau, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Automotive Canada, said: “Brendan has over 30 years of experience in aftermarket sales and marketing. Given his experience in both retail and wholesale business environments, he will be a great addition to our Atlantic division.”

Referencing Hay’s appointment, Brazeau noted that, “given his strong leadership skills, proven record of accomplishments in executing innovative promotions, sales and marketing strategies and developing business opportunities, Bill will be a great addition to our Canadian leadership team.”


Brendan O’Brien has been named Regional Vice President, Atlantic Division; Automotive Canada for Uni-Select.
(Photo: Huw Evans)

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