June 30, 2020
John Hartmann and William Onuwa elected as Directors of Boyd Group Services Inc.
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Winnipeg, Manitoba – June 30, 2020 – Boyd Group Services Inc. (TSX: BYD) (“BGSI”, “the Boyd Group” or “Boyd”) is pleased to announce the election of John Hartmann and William Onuwa to its Board of Directors at its Annual Meeting and Special Meeting held on Monday, June 29, 2020 in Winnipeg.
Mr. John Hartmann was recently appointed to the role of COO of Bed Bath and Beyond, having previously held the position of CEO of True Value Company, and brings significant leadership experience to the Board. Dr. William Onuwa, who holds a Doctorate degree in Business Management, is currently the Chief Audit Executive at Royal Bank of Canada, having previously held the position of SVP & Chief Risk Officer, Wealth Management at RBC Georgia and Insurance Group Canada.
“The Board has an ongoing commitment to renewal and to ensuring the Board has the necessary skills and expertise to support the growth of Boyd’s business. We look forward to welcoming and working with our two new Board members, John Hartmann and William Onuwa,” said Allan Davis, Independent Chair of the Board of Directors.
“On behalf of the Board, I would also like to acknowledge Gene Dunn’s retirement from the Board of Directors. Gene served on the Board of Boyd since 1998. The Board appreciates Gene’s sound business advice, valued counsel and all that he has contributed to the Board of Directors and to Boyd during the past 22 years,” added Mr. Davis.
About Boyd Group Services Inc.
Boyd Group Services Inc. is a Canadian corporation and controls The Boyd Group Inc. and its subsidiaries. Boyd Group Services Inc. shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol BYD. For more information on The Boyd Group Inc. or Boyd Group Services Inc., please visit our website at http://www.boydgroup.com.
About The Boyd Group Inc.
The Boyd Group Inc. (the “Company”) is one of the largest operators of non-franchised collision repair centres in North America in terms of number of locations and sales. The Company operates locations in Canada under the trade names Boyd Autobody & Glass (http://www.boydautobody.com) and Assured Automotive (http://www.assuredauto.ca) as well as in the U.S. under the trade name Gerber Collision & Glass (http://www.gerbercollision.com). In addition, the Company is a major retail auto glass operator in the U.S. with operations under the trade names Gerber Collision & Glass, Glass America, Auto Glass Service, Auto Glass Authority and Autoglassonly.com. The Company also operates a third party administrator, Gerber National Claims Services (“GNCS”), that offers glass, emergency roadside and first notice of loss services. For more information on The Boyd Group Inc. or Boyd Group Services Inc., please visit our website at (http://www.boydgroup.com).
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