Heavy Duty Distributor Council under new management

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OTTAWA, Ont. — The Heavy Duty Distributor Council of Canada (HDDC) has announced it will now be managed by the Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA).

The agreement took effect July 1. The organization says it shares many synergies with AIA Canada, and engages in common initiatives such as government relations, industry outreach, market research, membership development and the hosting of networking events.

Under the new arrangement, the HDDC board says members will be managed by a group with experience in building a strong voice with government. The group also said it will be building a new business plan around adding member value.

“With HDDC’s potential for growth we are looking forward to working with AIA to fulfill our members’ needs and drive the Council into the next phase of our evolution,” announced Ian Johnston, president of HDDC. “AIA will be entering into this relationship with a strong understanding of the non-profit sector and an understanding of our industry but will allow the HDDC to retain our own Heavy Duty independent identity while utilizing all the synergies the AIA has to offer.”

More information on the groups is available at www.hddc.ca or www.aiacanada.com.

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