John Carmichael has been named CEO of the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC), the arm’s-length agency that administers and enforces the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act.
OMVIC’s board of directors made the announcement March 6 after what it called an intensive search.
“We wanted to ensure we found exactly the right person, with the necessary experience and skill set, to lead OMVIC and to ensure its ability to meet its mandate is not only maintained, but strengthened,” Board President Ron Marostica said in a statement.
Carmichael, who replaces Kim Lambert, will assume his role as OMVIC’s CEO March 8.
Lambert left OMVIC Sept. 21, 2016, to pursue other opportunities the council said at that time.
“As a member of OMVIC’s founding Board, I am very proud of the reputation for excellence this organization has earned, in no small part due to its commitment to stakeholder engagement, and I am excited to continue this incredible work,” Carmichael said in the same March 6 statement.
Carmichael is a former member of parliament who served Don Valley West in the Greater Toronto Area from 2011-’15. Prior to becoming an MP, he ran one of the largest General Motors dealerships in the GTA.