Known for founding vehicle-history provider CarProof, Paul Antony is now in charge of guiding AutoCanada at one of the most turbulent times in its history.
Antony, 51, was appointed executive chairman of the company in August, essentially replacing CEO Steve Landry in that role. His appointment came amid a host of changes to Canada’s largest publicly traded dealership group, including the ouster of the company’s CEO, CFO and COO earlier in 2018.
AutoCanada has been under pressure from investors to turn its financial situation around after a year of disappointing earnings.
Antony said he and his team are performing “open-heart surgery” on the company, but don’t expect its dealership-buying spree to slow down. AutoCanada in November bought its first Ford store.