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Uni-Select Announces New Appointment, Branch Openings

Uni-Select announced the appointment of Chris Adams as senior vice president, sales & marketing at FinishMaster, and also announced the opening of new branches at FinishMaster and The Parts Alliance.

FinishMaster Anniversary

On April 25, 1968, in Grand Rapids, Mich., founder Jim White completed FinishMaster’s first transaction with the aspiration of delivering automotive aftermarket products to collision repair shops.

FinishMaster Opens First Branch in Nashville

The greenfield branch marks FinishMaster’s fifth location in Tennessee and supports its strategic plan to expand in major metropolitan areas.

FinishMaster Completes Two Acquisitions in Northeast

PBE jobber acquires Blaise of Color Inc. and Crown Auto Body Supply LLC, two distributors of industrial and automotive paint and supplies located in South Plainfield, N.J., and Salem, Mass., respectively.

Uni-Select Acquires Assets of Guelph Paint and Bumper

The acquisition of Guelph, which will continue to support the AkzoNobel product line, broadens Uni-Select’s presence in the Ontario market.

Uni-Select Launches FinishMaster Brand in Canada

FinishMaster was introduced to the American automotive aftermarket in 1968 and joined the Uni-Select family in January 2011.

Uni-Select’s FinishMaster Acquires Gladwin Paint Co.

This acquisition increases FinishMaster’s footprint with the addition of eight locations across several key metropolitan markets in Texas including Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio.

Uni-Select Expands Acquisition Team

At FinishMaster, Craig Stevenson was appointed VP, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Jeff Sharp was named manager, Mergers and Acquisitions Integration. At Automotive Canada, Robert Price was appointed VP, Business Integration, Automotive Canada.

Uni-Select Inc. Acquires Two Aftermarket Distributors

Acquisitions strengthen FinishMaster’s footprint in Southern California and complement existing operations in the North Carolina market.