Mr. Buckley is President and Chief Executive Officer at Uni-Select Inc. since August 1, 2015. Henry Buckley was appointed Chief Operating Officer at Uni-Select on September 8, 2014. Having held various senior management roles in the industrial distribution sector in the United-States and Canada, he has gained over 30 years of experience in the industry. He was previously Vice President for Specialty Brand Companies and Mergers and Acquisitions at W.W. Grainger Inc. before joining the Uni-Select team. Mr. Buckley has responsibility for the corporate management of Uni-Select inc. and Uni-Select operating companies Uni-Select Canada and FinishMaster, Inc. Mr. Buckley holds a Masters in Business Administration from Queen’s University.
President and Chief Operating Officer, FinishMaster Inc.
Steve Arndt was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer, FinishMaster Inc. in December 2012. He has more than 20 years of experience at FinishMaster. Prior to that, as Vice President, National Sales, Mr. Arndt led the sales force and dedicated himself to gaining market share, increasing operating income, leading acquisitions and developing vendor relationships. Before joining FinishMaster, he worked for Sherwin Williams as a jobber sales representative. He also taught and coached junior high school in Skokie, Illinois. Mr. Arndt grew up working for his family’s automotive paint store in the Chicago suburbs, which was eventually acquired by FinishMaster. Mr. Arndt earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1981 from Central College, in Pella, Iowa.
Gary O’Connor, MBA
President and Chief Operating Officer, Automotive Canada
Gary O’Connor holds the position of President and Chief Operating Officer, Automotive Canada. Prior to his appointment in August 2012, Mr. O’Connor was Executive Vice President from January 1, 2006. His previous experience includes the positions of Vice President and General Manager of Affinia Canada. His proven track record precedes him at Dana Corp., parent company of Affinia Canada Corp., as he went from Director of Sales to Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and then to Senior Vice President, all within 3 years. He is a 25-year veteran of the automotive aftermarket industry having worked in various sales and marketing functions. He is active in several industry-related committees and holds an MBA from Queen’s University.
Me Louis Juneau
Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary
Louis Juneau has been employed by Uni-Select since 2009. He was Senior Director, Legal Affairs until he was named Vice President, Legal Affairs and Secretary on March 1, 2013. Before he joined Uni-Select, Mr. Juneau worked for seven years as Vice President, Legal Affairs and Secretary for an automotive parts manufacturer and distributor and previously for major law and accountants firms. He is a Member of the Quebec Bar since 1991 and holds a law degree from the University of Ottawa and a Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance) from the HEC Montreal.
Chief People Officer
Ms. Hotte joined Uni-Select as Senior Manager, Human Resources for Automotive Canada in 2009, and was appointed Vice-President, Human Resources of Uni-Select Inc. in 2012. She has over 20 years experience in strategic human resources management in the distribution, air transport, retail and consumer goods, and finance sectors. Annie Hotte studied human resources at the Université de Montréal and has completed the Perfectionnement des cadres supérieurs program at CIREM-HEC Montreal. She is a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP). Ms. Hotte also sits on the boards of directors of the Automotive Industries Association of Canada and the Fondation Ressources-Jeunesse and, she is an external member of the Rona Retirement Committee.