Uni-Sélect Inc.

Uni-Sélect Inc.

February 27, 2009 15:35 ET

Uni-Select Inc.: Brent Windom Appointed Vice President, Marketing and Product Development, North America

BOUCHERVILLE, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Feb. 27, 2009) - Uni-Select Inc. (TSX:UNS) - Richard G. Roy, President and Chief Executive Officer is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Brent Windom as Vice President, Marketing and Product Development, North America of Uni-Select, one of the largest automotive replacement parts distributors in North America.

Bringing nearly 30 years of experience in the auto aftermarket, Brent will oversee all marketing and product management efforts. He will also be responsible for customer related training, corporate store inventory management and the company's web based initiatives.

Brent has been part of three major acquisitions, in each case joining the team of the acquiring company: He served as Vice President of Marketing and Merchandising for MAWDI from 1994 to 2004, when it was sold to Uni-Select. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President at AI Automotive for nine years, until its sale to MAWDI. He began his career overseeing sales with Downey Automotive, which was sold to AI Automotive in 1985.

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 7th 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 2,400 independent jobbers and services over 3,500 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.
    Mr. Richard G. Roy, President and Chief Executive Officer
    Mr. Denis Mathieu, Vice President and Chief Financial Office
    450-449-4908 (FAX)