AutoVIN, a business unit of global vehicle remarketing and technology solutions provider KAR Auction Services Inc., d/b/a KAR Global (NYSE: KAR), has announced the promotion of Gilles Pellerin to vice president of Canadian operations. Pellerin’s nearly 20 years of automotive inspection experience will help further AutoVIN’s increased focus on creating a best-in-class customer experience.
“Gilles has built a long, successful career here at AutoVIN, and his deep-rooted relationships and well-earned respect in the industry have been instrumental to the company’s success,” said Richard Carpentier, AutoVIN COO and senior vice president of operations. “I have no doubt that Gilles’ dedication to customer service and his depth of operational knowledge will continue to guide the AutoVIN team as they support our clients through the vehicle inspection process.”
In his new role, Pellerin will continue to lead Canadian operations and will have an increased focus on strategic initiatives and continuous process improvement for the company. Pellerin has worked in the automotive industry his entire career, beginning as a mechanic and later owning his own body shop. Almost 20 years ago, Pellerin joined Quadrex, which was sold to DataScan in 2006, and the combined company was acquired by AutoVIN in 2015. Pellerin was instrumental in facilitating a smooth merger between AutoVIN and DataScan’s inspection business.