Chris Douglas has moved to a new role as Director, Store Performance and Integration at Bumper to Bumper Canada.
Douglas, who has a considerable history in the automotive aftermarket, most recently served as Regional Director for Bumper to Bumper based in Moncton, N.B., a role he filled since joining Bumper to Bumper Canada about two and half years ago.
Bumper to Bumper Canada is a banner program offered by Uni-Select Inc.
Prior to his time with Bumper to Bumper Canada he spent five years with Line-X handling franchise operations, and several years with Action Car & Truck Accessories as Regional Manager.
Prior to this is he spent some 15 years with Princess Auto in a variety of roles, including Retail Store Manager.
Uni-Select was acquired by LKQ Corporation. with the transaction completed on August 1, 2023. Under the terms of the Arrangement, LKQ acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of Uni-Select for C$48.00 per share in cash, representing a total enterprise value of approximately CAD 2.8 billion ($2.1 billion).
In October 2023, it entered into a definitive agreement to sell GSF Car Parts Limited in the U.K. The sale was completed on October 25, 2023.
Uni-Select is a leader in the distribution of automotive refinish and industrial coatings and related products in North America, as well as a leader in the automotive aftermarket parts business. Uni-Select is headquartered in Boucherville, Québec, Canada.
In Canada, Uni-Select supports over 16,000 automotive repair and collision repair shops and more than 4,000 shops through its automotive repair/installer shop banners and automotive refinish banners. Its network includes over 1,000 independent customer locations and more than 95 company-operated stores, many of which operate under the Uni-Select BUMPER TO BUMPER, AUTO PARTS PLUS and FINISHMASTER store banner programs.
LKQ is a leading provider of alternative and specialty parts to repair and accessorize automobiles and other vehicles. LKQ has operations in North America, Europe and Taiwan. LKQ offers its customers a broad range of OE recycled and aftermarket parts, replacement systems, components, equipment, and services to repair and accessorize automobiles, trucks, and recreational and performance vehicles.