Former Mercedes-Benz Canada CEO named head of Canadian dealers association

TORONTO — Former Mercedes-Benz Canada CEO Tim Reuss will become the head of the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association on Sept. 3, the CADA said. Reuss will replaces CADA CEO John White, who will step down from the role after about three years on the job. “Given his extensive background and understanding of the direction our industry is taking, we are confident that Tim is well-suited to lead our association through these dynamic times,” CADA Chairman Perry Itzcovitch said in a news release. Reuss led Mercedes in Canada from 2011-15 and worked in a variety of roles with Daimler in the 24 years preceding that, including as CEO of DaimlerChrysler Vans and as head of the Mercedes-Benz corporate retail division in Rome.  According to the Automotive News Data Center in Detroit, annual new-vehicle sales at Mercedes Canada rose by 32 per cent between 2012, his first full year as CEO, and 2015. Following his departure from Mercedes, Reuss was president of the Dilawri Group of Companies, Canada’s largest dealership group. He was in that role for about one year from 2016-17. In 2017, he became a managing partner at TAR Consulting and a senior adviser at McKinsey & Co., a consulting ...

BWI Workers Threaten to Begin Go Slow In Support of Dismissed Principal

Kakata, Margibi County – The Booker Washington Institute Workers Union (BOWIWU) has announced a go-slow action beginning Thursday, June 13, in demand of President George Manneh Weah final determination on the dismissal of the institute’s Principal, Harris Fumba Tarnue. The Ministry of Education in a letter dated May 16, 2019, noted that the decision to dismiss Mr. Tarnue was triggered by the institution’s Board of Governors’ resolution declaring a unanimous vote of no-confidence in his leadership.  Earlier, the Board of Governors submitted a formal complaint against Mr. Tarnue to the Ministry alleging several counts including nepotism, administrative improprieties and gross disrespect to the Board. But the BWI Workers Union, in a release issued on Tuesday, June 11, indicated that the “handful of likeminded board members” and Education Minister Ansu D. Sonii’s actions have left the institute in a state of confusion, thus affecting the smooth operation of the school. “BOWIWU is fully aware that the Minister of Education does not have the legal authority to suspend or dismiss a principal of Booker Washington Institute and that said action contravenes the Act creating BWI. The appoi...