Dilawri Group of Companies Welcomes Two New Senior Leaders


To facilitate continued growth in 2022 and beyond, Dilawri Group of Companies, Canada’s largest automotive group, has added two integral positions to its national senior leadership team, appointing Virginie Aubert to vice-president, marketing and communications and Ettore Gattolin to vice-president, mergers, acquisitions and special projects.

“Dilawri Group of Companies is investing in its national senior leadership team, creating two new roles as part of our plans for continued growth and ongoing excellence in the automotive retail industry,” said Kap Dilawri, co-founder, Dilawri Group of Companies. “We’re pleased to welcome the exceptional talents of Virginie Aubert and Ettore Gattolin to our senior leadership team.”

“I am excited to join the team at Dilawri Group of Companies, a leader in the automotive retail industry,” said Aubert. “I look forward to leveraging the power of marketing and communications to improve the experience of customers and dealers in support of the company’s ongoing growth.”

In her new role, Aubert will focus on transforming, innovating and optimizing the Dilawri Group of Companies’ marketing and communications activities. She will enhance the brand strategy and customer experience and drive operational improvement in support of ongoing growth.

With more than twenty years of marketing and communications experience, Aubert most recently served as vice-president of marketing at Mercedes-Benz Canada.

“After meeting the team of professionals at Dilawri Group of Companies, I knew I shared the founders’ vision and passion for the automotive industry,” said Gattolin. “This is a company where I can grow and build a long-term career.”

In his new role, Gattolin will structure and streamline Dilawri Group of Companies’ mergers and acquisitions activity at the national level. He will support the drive for continued growth by exploring new opportunities to make successful acquisitions.

Having worked in senior roles in automotive, technology and sales and marketing in Italy, China and Canada, Gattolin most recently served as the chief operations officer and general manager at Ferrari of Ontario/Ferrari of Toronto.