Honour Roll


Dealers who win the Laureate award become lifetime members of a club comprised of the industry's finest dealers.

In addition to receiving mementos of their tremendous achievement, Laureates are also invited to convene from time to time for member functions.

The 2019 CADA Laureates will be presented with their Laureate jackets at a special celebration dinner held in Toronto in February 2020.



2019
Ambassador Laureate
James Massie
Georgian Chevrolet Buick GMC
Barrie, ON

Innovator Laureate
Aziz Ahamed
Destination Auto Group
Burnaby, BC

Retailer Laureate
Charles Saillant
Ste-Foy Toyota
Québec, QC


2018
Ambassador Laureate
Mal Barber
Barber Motors Ltd.
Weyburn, SK

Innovator Laureate
Jim McManes
McManes Auto Group
Calgary, AB

Retailer Laureate
Brian Lowes
Mercedes-Benz Winnipeg
Winnipeg, MB


Honorary Laureates

In recognition of his enormous contribution in bringing the automotive industry to Canada at the turn of the 20th century, we are pleased to induct "Colonel Sam" as an honorary CADA Laureate:

2016
Ambassador Laureate
R.S. (Sam) McLaughlin
Oshawa, ON

In recognition of his vision, dedication and tireless support of the interests of new car and truck dealers throughout his tenure as President & CEO of the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (1997 - 2016), we are pleased to induct Richard C. Gauthier as an honorary CADA Laureate:

2016
Ambassador Laureate
Richard C. Gauthier
Sharon, ON


Laureates

2017
Ambassador Laureate
Brian J. Cullen
Cullen Auto Group
St. Catharines, ON

Innovator Laureate
Jay M. McKeen
Jack Carter Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC
Calgary, AB

Retailer Laureate
James Braden
James Braden Ford
Kingston, ON


2016
Ambassador Laureate
Silvy Niquet
Automobiles Niquet Inc.
Saint-Bruno, QC

Innovator Laureate
Mike Trotman
Trotman Auto Group
Langley, BC

Retailer Laureate
Paul Valentine
Valentine Volvo
Calgary, AB


2015
Ambassador Laureate
Bob Bentley
Heartland Ford Sales
Fort Saskatchewan, AB

Innovator Laureate
Michael Norris
Volvo of Edmonton
Edmonton, AB

Retailer Laureate
Bert Hickman
Hickman Auto Group
St. John's, NL


2014
Ambassador Laureate
Patrick O'Regan
O'Regan's Automotive Group
Halifax/Dartmouth, NS

Innovator Laureate
Jonathan Hickman
Hickman Auto Group
St. John's, NL

Retailer Laureate
Taylor (Ty) Newbigging
Sherwood Nissan
Sherwood Park, AB


2013
Ambassador Laureate
Al MacPhee
MacPhee Ford
Dartmouth, NS

Innovator Laureate
Sean O'Regan
O'Regan's Automotive Group
Halifax, NS

Retailer Laureate
Joe Medina
Crosstown Auto Centre
Edmonton, AB


2012
Ambassador Laureate
Norman Hébert Jr.
Groupe Park Avenue
Montréal, QC

Innovator Laureate
Christian Chia
OpenRoad Auto Group
Richmond, BC

Retailer Laureate
Trevor Boquist
Bennett-Dunlop Ford Sales
Regina, SK


2011
Ambassador Laureate
Paul Shaw
Ken Shaw Lexus Toyota
Toronto, ON

Innovator Laureate
Emain Kadrie
Phaeton Automotive Group
London, ON

Retailer Laureate
Mary Nurse
Nurse Chevrolet Cadillac
Whitby, ON


2010
Ambassador Laureate
Larry Vickar
Vickar Community Chevrolet
Winnipeg, MB

Innovator Laureate
Steve Chipman
Birchwood Automotive Group
Winnipeg, MB

Retailer Laureate
Dan McKenna
Donnelly Ford Lincoln
Ottawa, ON


2009
Ambassador Laureate
Alex Baum
Cochrane Toyota
Cochrane, AB

Innovator Laureate
Bob Redinger
Ready Honda
Mississauga, ON

Retailer Laureate
Dan Murray
Murray Chevrolet Hummer
Winnipeg, MB


2008
Ambassador Laureate
Harry Mertin
Mertin Auto Group
Chilliwack, BC

Innovator Laureate
Patrick Priestner
AutoCanada Inc.
Edmonton, AB

Retailer Laureate
Vaughn Wyant
Jubilee Ford Sales
Saskatoon, SK


2007
Ambassador Laureate
Ross Ulmer
Ulmer Automotive Group
Lloydminster, AB

Innovator Laureate
Brian Jessel
Brian Jessel BMW
Vancouver, BC

Retailer Laureate
Izzie Manji
T&T Honda
Calgary, AB


2006
Ambassador Laureate
Paul O'Regan
O'Regan's Automotive Group
Halifax, NS

Innovator Laureate
Kim Sorensen
Sorensen Pontiac Buick GMC
Medicine Hat, AB

Retailer Laureate
Dave LaLonde
Don Valley North Lexus Toyota
Markham, ON