Industry Drivers

June 21, 2011
by CAR Staff

Canadian Automotive Review: JUNE 2011

Nissan taps Colleran
Industry veteran Michael Colleran has joined Nissan Canada Inc. as regional vice-president, responsible for field sales and sales operations across the Canadian market. With over 23 years’ experience in the auto industry, Colleran will help Nissan further strengthen and expand Canadian sales operations.

“We are so pleased to have Michael join the Nissan team here in Canada, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in a variety of different roles,” said Allen Childs, president of Nissan Canada. “In this newly formed position, Michael will help further strengthen the incredible sales team Nissan has across the country.”

Colleran joins Nissan Canada from Saab Automobile AB where he served as the president and chief operating officer for the independent Saab Automobile in North American markets including the US and Canada. Before joining Saab, Colleran spent 20 years at General Motors Corporation in a variety of marketing and sales positions in the US. He holds a bachelor’s degree from California Lutheran University and an MBA from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia.

BSM appoints two execs
Fleet management company BSM Technologies Inc. has appointed Alban Hoxha as chief technology officer and Lisa Hunter as executive vice-president sales and marketing.

“Alban and Lisa both have extensive experience in the telematics industry and understand the needs of our customers,” said Aly Rahemtulla, president and CEO.

Hoxha has over 15 years of information technology experience and most recently was vice-president of systems and development at Interfleet Inc., a division of WebTech Wireless, where he led development teams and directed information technology operations for domestic and international operations.

Hunter also comes to BSM from Interfleet, where she served as vice-president of sales since 2005. In this role she contributed to significant revenue growth and built a successful sales team.