London Ontario--October 20 2010--The Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA) and Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) announced yesterday that Brigitte Pesant has joined their ranks in the role of director of business development effective October 8th 2010.

In this new role Brigitte’s responsibilities will include building on relationships with other industry sectors partners (insurers repairers manufacturers and suppliers) and helping to market the auto recycling industry associations members to the public government and the automotive industry.

Brigitte will report to Steve Fletcher managing director of ARC and executive director of OARA.

Brigitte brings with her over 20 years of sales and marketing experience working for companies such as Kodak Canada Inc. and KAO Brands Canada Inc. a Japanese-owned company where she held senior positions in business development and trade marketing.

Brigitte will bring this experience along with her passion for results to the auto recycling industry and will work toward driving the associations business and growth objectives.

Brigitte grew up in Sherbrooke QC and is fully bilingual.

She will also add depth and experience to the human resources that ARC and OARA will utilize to capitalize on the numerous opportunities that are before them.

Brigitte will be working out of the associations' Hamilton offices and can be reached at 905-617-1793 or brigitte@oara.com or brigitte@autorecyclers.ca.