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OpenRoad Appoints Two New Members To Its Board Of Directors


OpenRoad Auto Group announced two new new additions to its Board of Directors: Paul Hollands, former president and CEO of A&W and Ray Tanguay, former chair and president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada.

“I’m incredibly honoured to welcome Mr. Tanguay and Mr. Hollands and I’m thrilled they have agreed to become part of our team of closest advisors,” said Christian Chia, CEO of OpenRoad Auto Group. “Both gentlemen have a wealth of knowledge, expertise and specialized business acumen that will help us to continue to innovate as a leading North American automotive dealership group.”

As the former president and CEO of A&W Food Services of Canada, Hollands spent almost four decades guiding A&W to become Canada’s second largest quick service burger restaurant chain, with nearly one thousand locations. In February 2018, he retired as chief executive officer but remains chairman of the A&W Board. In 1995, Mr. Hollands was the recipient of the “Top 40 Under 40” award from the Financial Post and Caldwell Partners.

Tanguay joined Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) in 1991 and in 2005, he was promoted as managing officer of Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) in Japan and took additional responsibilities as executive vice-president of Toyota Engineering Manufacturing North America and chief risk officer. In 2011 Tanguay was promoted to the position of senior managing officer and was instrumental in developing the Global Vision for the company.  He retired from Toyota as the chair and president of TMMC in 2015.