Fix Auto World has appointed David Marshall and Robert Hattem to its board of directors, the company announced.
“Fix Auto World and all of its brands have experienced significant expansion in recent years, from development in new territories to the addition of new business segments,” Fix Auto World President and CEO Steve Leal said. “In order for the organization to build on this growth, we have made some changes to our board of directors. These changes are sure to help us cement our position as a dominant force in the automotive aftermarket services industry.”
Marshall has served in senior roles in government and in the finance industry, including appointments as assistant auditor general of Canada and a deputy minister in the federal government.
Marshall has extensive business experience, having served as vice chairman of CIBC Bank and as a managing director in the Wall Street firm Bankers Trust New York. He also has served as president and CEO of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, a $4 billion Ontario provincial insurance organization, and as Canada’s Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean.
He currently is an advisor to the minister of finance of Ontario.
Hattem brings more than 45 years of experience in sales, distribution and development to Fix Auto’s board of directors.
He has held several senior leadership roles, namely in the building-materials industry (BMR Group), where he worked as vice president, merchandising, and in the pharmaceutical industry (McKesson Canada), as vice president, sales and marketing.
In 2002, Hattem joined UAP as executive vice president of the Heavy Vehicle Parts Division. In 2004, he was appointed as president and CEO of UAP, staying at the organization until 2014.
Currently retired, Hattem continues to provide corporate mentorship and advisory services to a variety of companies. Robert also has served as chairman on the boards of organizations such as the Automotive Industries Association Canada, the Canadian Drug Wholesale Association and UAP, and currently serves on the board of Vast-Auto.
Marshall and Hattem join Fix Auto World’s three existing board members: Jorge Arruda, CFO Daniel Hogg and Leal.
“As we continue to grow our network and brands, one of our goals is to build a team that is committed to Fix Auto World’s long-term success,” Leal said. “David and Robert’s appointments round off our board’s existing skillset with world-class corporate governance and automotive aftermarket experience, which will serve Fix Auto World well in its current and future projects.”