2021 Canadians to Watch
Canadians to Watch recognizes key players, influencers and rising stars across the spectrum of the Canadian auto industry. There are certainly many more Canadians to watch, but the stories of the individuals selected for the 2021 edition provide a glimpse of the creativity and energy devoted to an industry that’s in a constant state of dramatic technological change. The last year, in particular, has been dominated by the COVID-19pandemic, a transformative work-from-home culture, the shift to electric vehicles and consumers who have grown even more accustomed to shopping from their electronic devices.
Senior DevOps Engineer, General Motors
Director, Product Planning, Volkswagen Group Canada Ltd.
Resident Engineering Lead, Stellantis
Senior Manager, Chief Marketing Management, Nissan Canada Inc.
National Manager, Fleet CPO and Remarketing, Volvo Car Canada
CEO, NanoXplore Inc.
Consultant, Major Events, Toyota Canada
Executive Legal Director, Martinrea International Inc.
President, Audi Canada
Manager, Digital Marketing and Social Media, Hyundai Auto Canada Corp.
Vice-President, Learning and Development, Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA)
General Assembly Area Manager, Oshawa Assembly, General Motors
Senior Manager, Incentives Strategy, Hyundai Auto Canada Corp.
Tanya Van Dongen
Sales and Leasing, Rose City Ford, Windsor, Ont.
General Manager, Canada Rolls-Royce Motor Cars