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Mike began his career in the automotive parts business as a sales representative with Grosser Parts in 1986. When Grosser Parts closed their doors in 1991, he continued his career with Auto Marine. In 1995 he went to work for Chief Automotive, an AC Delco distributor. Chief was eventually purchased by Avenue Motor Works out of Toronto. Five years later Avenue Motor Works was purchased by APD, a subsidiary
I have been in the parts business since August 2010, but have past experience with industrial supply and fleet. I do enjoy doing a little wrenching myself! Almost everyone in my family is involved in something industrial, automotive or heavy equipment, so I have always been surrounded by anything with an engine. If man built it, man can repair it and finding things that will get stuff back in operation (even if not necessarily the intended application) interests me!
Has worked in the industry for 26 years.Started in the warehouse at Davies Electric in 88, moved into counter and eventually took over sales for Saskatoon accounts. Transferred to Davies – Calgary in 96 and was General Manager when he left in 2001. Became a Partsource franchisee in 2001 and remained until all stores where bought out by Canadian Tire in 2013. Proud father of 2 teenage sons.
My career in the automotive industry started in 1981, stocking shelves in the parts dept. at Canadian Tire (oil still came in tin cans). Every chance I got I was on the parts counter helping out and learning the trade. Fiche machines and paper cataloques were the preferred cataloging method at the time. Eventually I was on the parts counter, then became a service writer and tower operator before settling into running the backs parts counter and then becoming the Automotive manager
Began work in Auto Parts at Grosser automotive in 1969. I worked there until 1972 when I moved to Silver Automotive. I opened my own store in 1978 and sold it in 2001. I stayed at Barry’s until 2010 as a sales rep. when the owner decided to close the store. I came ro APD in Dec. 2010 as a sales rep. and inside sales person. My hobbies include all sports especially golf and hockey. I have been an off-ice official with the NHL for 32 years as a game time keeper.
I’ve been in the parts industry for 12 years now. Started out at Lordco in BC moved to Calgary to work in parts. I grew up around cars, trucks and heavy equipment living in a logging community.
Dave is APD Saskatoon’s Branch Manager. He has worked in the automotive aftermarket industry for 30 years. He spent the first 7 years in the industry as a retail parts clerk and service writer. The last 23 years has been in the wholesale parts division of the industry. He has always enjoyed working with clients and helping them take care of their customer. Dave believes he has the best inside sales team in the industry. Caring about the clients needs sets APD Saskatoon apart.
Lanny has been in the automotive aftermarket business for 35 years. He spent the first 20 years operating his own Jobber Business. He specialized in engine and cylinder head rebuilding and part sales. He has been with APD Saskatoon since 1997.
Darcy has 19 years experience in the automotive industry. He worked for a few years as a service writer and as a technician. Having the technical background Darcy can talk the Tech’s language when they call for help. He has always enjoyed working on Mopar muscle and hopes to get his 1973 ‘CUDA back on the road. He has been with APD since 2001.