Uni-Select Inc. has announced the appointment of Chris Adams as senior vice president, sales & marketing at FinishMaster. The company also announced the opening of new branches at FinishMaster and The Parts Alliance.
Adams is responsible for all U.S. branches and is leading all sales and marketing efforts in the U.S. He joins FinishMaster from Abra Auto Body & Glass. He has also held senior executive roles at Pep Boys and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
FinishMaster has also opened a second location in Oregon. Located in Eugene, this new branch supports FinishMaster’s strategic expansion plan in the Northwest region and follows the opening of the Portland branch in January 2017.
“We are thrilled to have Chris join our team and help us accelerate profitable growth at FinishMaster,” said Steve Arndt, president and chief operating officer, FinishMaster. “Additionally, the opening of our Eugene branch location helps us extend our customer coverage initiative in the Pacific Northwest.”
The Parts Alliance opened three new branches in the United Kingdom, two at the end of April and one at the end of June. The ongoing programm of openings is built upon continued investment from The Parts Alliance, demonstrating its commitment to develop their trusted local motor factor brands, thereby marrying local service with national strength. This follows four branch openings since the beginning of 2018, for a total of nine since the acquisition of The Parts Alliance by Uni-Select in August 2017. The Parts Alliance now operates 176 branch locations.
“We are pleased with the expansion to our branch network as we continue to invest in trusted regional brands,” said Peter Sephton, president and CEO, European Automotive Group. “We look forward to reaching new customers with our winning blend of leading automotive brands and industry-leading technology.”
Added Henry Buckley, president and CEO of Uni-Select, “At Uni-Select, we are committed to extending our leadership positions in all three businesses. Building the best team and extending our customer coverage are key company initiatives.”