AutoCanada has announced three new appointments to its executive management team, bringing the number of appointments made since July to six.
Michael Cunningham is vice president finance and CFO, for U.S. operations. He was previously CFO of Potamkin Automotive Group, a U.S. auto group with 16 brands spread across five states and 34 locations. He also served as vice president finance for the western region of AutoNation, overseeing more than 70 dealer locations.
Raj Juneja, previously a senior partner with Davies Ward Phillips and Vineberg, a leading Canadian business law firm, has been named chief financial officer. He is a leading financial and tax lawyer with more than 17 years experience working with public companies. He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions.
Peter Hong is the new chief strategy officer and general counsel. Also a former Davies Ward Phillips and Vineberg partner, he has more than 20 years experience in complex finance transactions and advising public companies on strategic and governance matters.
They join recently named Executive Chairman Paul Antony, who was founder and CEO at Carproof; President Michael Rawluk, previously CEO of the Birchwood Automotive Group’s 22 dealerships in Winnipeg; and William Berman, president of U.S. operations, who was previously CEO of AutoNation, North America’s largest automotive retailer with more than 300 new vehicle franchises.
Antony said he is excited “to add such high quality, accomplished and experienced individuals to the AutoCanada executive team…as we embark on the next leg and evolution of AutoCanada’s journey.”
In March, AutoCanada, the country’s only publicly traded dealership group, paid $110 million for Grossinger Auto Group, an eight-store chain in Illinois, a deal that would add US $400 million in sales to its $2.8 billion in annual revenue.