APPOINTMENT OF JEAN NOVAK AS PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
POINT S CANADA AND DISTRIBUTION STOX ANNOUNCE THE APPOINTMENT OF JEAN NOVAK AS PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Boucherville, Quebec - The boards of directors for Point S Canada and Distribution Stox, one of Canada’s largest independent dealer and distribution networks for consumer and commercial tires, have announced the appointment of Jean Novak as president and chief executive officer of both companies. To ensure a smooth transition, Bruno Leclair, who announced his retirement in October 2021, will work closely with Mr. Novak before stepping down on May 31, 2022.
Mr. Novak has more than 30 years of experience working for major corporations in a number of highly competitive industries, including telecommunications, technology, retail networks, and consumer goods. He has built and grown businesses throughout his career, successfully developing and leading new markets, introducing innovative new product lines, and redefining standards to continually provide an unmatched customer experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from HEC Montréal and a certificate in corporate governance from Université Laval.
“I’m extremely pleased to welcome Jean to our two companies,” says Jocelyn Bernard, chairman of the board of Unimax Ltd. (Point S Canada) and Distribution Stox Inc. “Jean is a seasoned business manager, and I am confident that he will use his valuable experience to help both companies achieve their goals in the coming years. His exceptional experience will bring a great dynamic to our teams.”
“I’m thrilled to be taking on this challenge and joining Point S Canada and Distribution Stox, two firmly established Canadian companies that value performance, innovation, and entrepreneurship, namely within their network of over 875 dealers,” says Mr. Novak. “I’m grateful to the boards of directors for entrusting me with the opportunity to lead the growth and development of both companies in Canada.”
About Point S Canada
Point S Canada is the country’s largest network of independent dealers offering consumer and commercial tires, mechanic services, and auto glass and accessories. It currently operates more than 875 stores under banners including Point S, Point S City, V1, Otobox, Prestige Tire, and MÉGAPNEU, with locations in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince
Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador. Point S Canada is proud to be one of Canada’s best- managed companies.
About Distribution Stox
Founded in 2016, Distribution Stox is a recognized leader in car and light truck tire distribution, offering customers the largest inventory of tires in eastern Canada. The company is known for its simple processes and its fast and efficient delivery capabilities. It is also distinguished by its dedicated employees, whose expertise drives the company’s success. What’s more, thanks to a service-oriented corporate culture, Distribution Stox provides personalized service that is tailored to its clients’ needs. The company operates 21 state-of-the-art distribution centres and has over 190 delivery vehicles in Quebec, Ontario, and the four Atlantic provinces. Its service performance is among the best in the country. Distribution Stox invests annually in PROCURE’s annual campaign to fight prostate cancer in Canada.
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