Uni-Sélect Inc.
TSX : UNS

Uni-Sélect Inc.

January 15, 2007 16:41 ET

Appointments to the Management of Uni-Select

BOUCHERVILLE, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 15, 2007) - Uni-Select Inc. (TSX:UNS) and Mr. Jacques Landreville, President and Chief Executive Officer, announced the following changes to the organizational structure of the company:

Mr. Richard G. Roy, currently Vice President, Administration and Chief Financial Officer will accede to the position of Chief Operating Officer, a position which has been newly created. As part of his duties, Richard G. Roy will assume responsibility for the management of each of the business units of Uni-Select being Automotive Group Canada, Automotive Group USA and Heavy Duty Group. The appointment of the successor of Richard G. Roy to the position of Chief Financial Officer is forthcoming and, in the interim, Richard G. Roy will continue to act in his current capacity.

Mr. Michel Laverdure accedes to the position of Vice President, Corporate Purchasing in the place and stead of Russell D. Sturgeon who retired at the end of 2006. Prior to his appointment, Michel Laverdure was Manager, Corporate Purchasing at Uni-Select.

Ms. Michele Raymond is appointed Vice President, Strategic Planning and Market Development, also a newly-created position of Uni-Select's management. Michele Raymond has previously been employed by Uni-Select and has, during the course of her career, acquired relevant experience in marketing and product and services positioning.

Mr. Jean-Pierre Beaulieu is appointed Vice President, Management Information Systems in replacement of David Alderson who retired in 2006. Jean-Pierre Beaulieu has approximately 20 years of experience and lately occupied a similar position with a large-scale manufacturer.

Lastly, Mr. Michel Charbonneau is appointed Vice President, PBE Market Development. Michel Charbonneau has been extensively involved in the automotive industry and has been previously employed by Uni-Select.

Uni-Select is Canada's second largest distributor of automotive replacement parts, equipment, tools and accessories and through Uni-Select USA, Inc.; the company also provides service to customers in the United States where it is the 8th largest distributor. Its subsidiary, Palmar Inc., sells replacement parts, tools and accessories for heavy-duty vehicles and wheels in Canada. The Uni-Select Network includes over 2,100 independent jobbers and services over 3,100 points of sale in Canada and the United States. Uni-Select is headquartered in Montreal. Uni-Select shares (UNS) are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX).

Contact Information

  • UNI-SELECT INC.
    Jacques Landreville
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    450-641-2440
    or
    UNI-SELECT INC.
    Richard G. Roy
    Vice President, Administration and Chief Financial Officer
    450-641-2440
    450-449-4908 (FAX)
    www.uni-select.com