Articles by: Todd Phillips

Legendary B.C. dealer Tom Harris dies unexpectedly

Legendary B.C. dealer Tom Harris dies unexpectedly

August 4, 2017 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

One of the most prominent and admired auto dealers in Canada, Tom Harris, 67, died unexpectedly in June at Roche Harbour on San Juan Island, in the state of Washington. A well-known philanthropist, Harris owned several dealerships on Victoria Island, the Tom Harris Cellular business, with stores in Alberta, and […]

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Next generation talent

August 3, 2017 at 3:50 pm Comments are Disabled

When you’ve been in this chair for a few years, there’s an annual ebb and flow to the rhythm of the year. You can almost set your calendar by these annual events. The Montreal and Toronto auto shows launch early in the year, along with the CADA Summit in February, […]

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Legendary B.C. dealer Tom Harris dies unexpectedly

Legendary B.C. dealer Tom Harris dies unexpectedly

June 30, 2017 at 3:55 pm Comments are Disabled

One of the most prominent and admired auto dealers in Canada, Tom Harris, 67, died unexpectedly on Wednesday at Roche Harbour on San Juan Island, in the state of Washington. A well-known philanthropist, Harris owned several dealerships on Victoria Island, the Tom Harris Cellular business, with stores in Alberta, and […]

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Radical tools collection launched

Radical tools collection launched

June 6, 2017 at 11:46 am Comments are Disabled

A new collection of professional-calibre tools by UltraPro is now available for mechanics who are looking for convenience, durability and a good look. “The key element of the Radical series is the tool box,” says Yannick Addy, Director of Tools & Equipment and Retail at UAP. The 41-inch top and […]

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Dealers have bright future, said CADEX keynote

Dealers have bright future, said CADEX keynote

June 6, 2017 at 11:36 am Comments are Disabled

Don Romano, President & CEO of Hyundai Auto Canada told dealers at the CADEX 2017 event that their best days lie ahead, despite all the buzz in the industry about disruption and disintermediation. “It couldn’t be a better time to be in this industry,” said Romano, the opening keynote speaker […]

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Sign of the times

Sign of the times

June 6, 2017 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

The world’s largest digital signage expo hints at what car dealerships of the future might well look like. Growing interest in the technology and tools that power digital signage networks led to a 20 per cent increase in attendance at the 2017 Digital Signage Expo (DSE) held recently in Las […]

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Dealer image overhaul

June 2, 2017 at 4:44 pm Comments are Disabled

In a world that is increasingly politically correct — which in itself is a really good thing since the world has been incorrect for too long — it seems there’s still one person that can be unfairly targeted, maligned, bullied and made a mockery of. Yes, it’s the car dealer. […]

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Putting the brakes on

May 2, 2017 at 8:44 pm Comments are Disabled

It’s easy to get pretty excited about the future. Well, easy for me, at least. That’s because there’s a big part of me that’s never too interested in the status quo, and is much more curious about what the future looks like, and how businesses, industries and individuals might evolve […]

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