Richard Pasta named new IARA Canadian Committee co-chairman


The International Automotive Remarketing Alliance (IARA) Canadian Committee says Richard Pasta, CARPROOF’s national manager of strategic accounts has taken over the responsibilities as the committee’s co-lead alongside John Paonessa from GM Financial.

Pasta succeeds Steve Macaluso, who had served as chairman and co-chairman since the formation of the IARA’s Canadian committee.

“Richard is an industry leader who is well respected by the IARA committee and his automotive peers,” says Co-Chairman John Paonessa. “I look forward to working with Richard and the IARA Canada committee as we continue to drive change in the auto remarketing industry.”

“The IARA is a key automotive committee in Canada that will play a vital role in the future success of the remarketing industry,” Pasta says, adding he is honoured to have been asked to take on this role.

“The IARA’s inspiring track record has provided a strong foundation for the coming years and I am excited to be involved.”

Macaluso, director of Copart Canada, notes he is proud to have taken part in the evolution of the IARA and will remain an active member. The non-profit organization composed of corporate remarketing professionals is dedicated to the continuous improvement of the vehicle remarketing industry.

“This is a great organization that will continue to shape the remarketing industry for many years to come,” he states. “I am excited to continue working closely with Richard Pasta and the rest of the IARA team moving forward.”